Cities in the Year 2000 (chapter 5)

This is part 5 of a 6-part series covering “Cities in the Year 2000”, a kids’ book on cities published in 1985. Here are parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. I suggest reading on a desktop, as the screenshots of the pages should be large enough to read (hopefully). There’s not much to note on this first page, except: “once we move to a big city our choices are multiplied… different things we may do each day [and] different things in which we can live.…
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Cities in the Year 2000 (chapter 4)

This is part 4 of a 6-part series covering “Cities in the Year 2000”, a kids’ book on cities published in 1985. Here are parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. I suggest reading on a desktop, as the screenshots of the pages should be large enough to read (hopefully). The first page talks about skyscrapers: their origins in mid-20th-century New York, and how they are built.…
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Cities in the Year 2000 (chapter 3)

This is part 3 of a 6-part series covering “Cities in the Year 2000”, a kids’ book on cities published in 1985. Here are parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. I suggest reading on a desktop, as the screenshots of the pages should be large enough to read (hopefully). This page talks about some considerations for city planning: ensuring light and clean air, open space etc.…
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Development update: August 2018

What a month it’s been for hotels. In the last month, the Herald has covered a number of new hotel announcements – an Indigo Hotel on Albert St, a Sudima Group hotel by the International Convention Centre, a TFE Hotels operation in Britomart, an Accor hotel at 500 Queen St and, out in Karaka, a Hilton one. That’s just in Auckland, but the Herald also reported on a not-yet-named hotel in Whangarei, and Sudima also announced another hotel in Kaikoura in June.…
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Development update: June 2018

Here on Greater Auckland, we’ve got the sponsored RCG Development Tracker page which shows hundreds of housing projects across Auckland (and NZ): apartments, terraces, retirement villages etc. It also shows big commercial developments and Auckland’s rapid transit network. After a great post from Matt the other week, I’ve updated the Development Tracker with the proposed light rail lines along Dominion Rd and out to the airport, and out to the North West.…
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