Satellite Cities in the South

The other day we talked about Infrastructure NZ (INZ) calling for a pipeline of projects at their annual conference last week. They also used that conference to release a discussion document calling for satellite city around Paerata. This was picked up by media, such as this report by the Herald on the Sunday.…
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Legalising perimeter block housing

One of the paradoxes of planning reform that legalises the development of more housing in established urban areas is that it typically makes it easy to build like this:While still making it difficult to build like traditional perimeter block housing like this:Even from the Google Maps view, you can see that there are some important differences between the first built form, which is in Royal Oak, Auckland, and the second, which in Prague.…
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