Flashback Monday: Arguing for sprawl with “strategic misrepresentations”

We normally have “flashback” posts on Saturdays, but as it’s a public holiday here’s another treat from the archives. This post by Peter Nunns was published in December 2014. A number of recent posts have taken a look at some of the “strategic misrepresentations” that people have used to argue for a sprawled-out, roads-focused Auckland.…
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Jan-18 Ridership

The ridership numbers for January are available and they’ve got a lot in common with the December results. Overall ridership was up 6.6% on January last year, although there was an extra working day this year. That growth is all coming from buses though as both rail and ferries saw the number of trips decrease.…
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Census day 2018 is here

Data from the census remains one of the most important tools for helping to define the future of our city. The results are used for a variety of ways to help guide decisions such as what, where and when both public and private investment is needed. …
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Auckland’s rail patronage: Past, present, and (uncertain) future.

As we start a new year, I thought it was a good time to review the past, present, and future of rail patronage in Auckland. Before diving into the data, I want to relay two relevant personal anecdotes. First, my interest in Auckland’s rail patronage began in the early 2000s, when — as a mildly bored and nerdy young person growing up in rural south Auckland — I would download and analyse the latest monthly rail patronage statistics.…
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Defining the “average” Aucklander.

In this post, I want to talk (somewhat informally) about how we define the “average Aucklander”, before relating this discussion to the people who contribute material for the Blog. I finish with a plea for help. I’ve been pondering these issues for sometime, due to Peter’s excellent post about submissions on Auckland’s Unitary Plan as well as Emma’s compelling call for greater involvement from women in urbanism.…
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