This is a guest post from Stu Donovan
Why do cities grow? If you’re interested in answers to this question, then please come along to a public talk I’m giving in Auckland on Thursday 3 October from 5.00 – 6.30pm. Details below. The main message of our research is that local amenities matter, both to firms and households.…
As of today, I am resigning from all roles at Greater Auckland.
I am delighted, and humbled, to advise that my application for a directorship on the NZTA board has been accepted. I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and all the staff at the agency and its partners, to help deliver this important work for the whole nation.…
This is a quick event notice for our friends at Women in Urbanism. Apologies for the late notice.
Please join us today at Russell McVeagh for a conversation on Women and Cities!
Ellie Craft from Women and Urbanism Aotearoa and MRCagney will be delivering a short 101 on WiUA.…
Accelerating Modeshift was the subject of a workshop for Councillors last Friday. (Credit: Cathy Casey, via Facebook): Modeshift away from private car use is important, for reasons of health, sustainability, safety, urban form, liveability and access. But private car use is both large, and rapidly increasing (due to road building).…
Over the holiday season we’re doing fewer and shorter posts.
Matt and Patrick were recently interviewed by Paul Barter for his “Reinventing Transport” podcast. The episode can be played below, or wherever you normally find your podcasts. A description of the episode is below:
I recently interviewed Patrick Reynolds and Matt Lowrie who are two of the bloggers on the Greater Auckland blog in New Zealand’s largest city. …
An event readers may be interested in:
Street Talks: Transforming Public Transport with Auckland’s New Network – with Anthony Cross
5:30pm – 7:00pm Wednesday 18th July, Whare Wānanga, Papa Tuarua/ Second Floor, Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero/ Central Library, Lorne Street
Auckland has made enormous strides in public transport in the last two decades – from pity mode for people with no better choice to a key structuring element of a fast-growing, dynamic city.…
We have had an amazingly successful 12 months here at Greater Auckland. Just over a year ago we launched our rebranded site, which still looks fantastic. We continue to be grateful to everyone who made our redesign possible, particularly Sandfield for the website and to Cornelius from Frontier for the design.…
We are pleased to announce this year’s Greater Auckland Film Night on 7 March at Capitol Cinema screening Why We Cycle. We have heard great things about this movie from our Dutch correspondents. You can see the trailer here. You can grab your tickets here. …
It is perhaps a testament to our success and exposure that people so often ask “who funds Greater Auckland?”. Our supporters wonder how we manage to be so prolific and high profile, while our detractors allege we must be in the pocket of government or big business.…
Thanks to everyone that contributed to our Pledge Me fundraiser. At the end of the drive we raised $25,520 from 337 people. Over the next few days we will begin fulfilling the rewards we promised. We would like to express our appreciation to the following people:
All Day Breakfast Ltd
Camryn Peter Brown
Heather and Martin Roberts
Paul de Spa
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