Good Density

(Credit for above image: Point and Miller) Promoting density is critical to avoid locking in sprawling, inefficient and climate-vulnerable modes of growth, but the kind of density matters. ‘Good density’ means functionally and socially mixed neighbourhoods with access to green spaces, comfortable, affordable, and climate-smart housing for all, and high-quality public transport networks.…
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Making the city center even greater

As we learnt last year, the council is in the process of refreshing the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP). The current version was adopted in 2012 and has been critical in helping shape our city centre, such as the work that currently going on around the downtown area, and coming up with the concept for the Victoria St Linear Park.…
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The Harbour Bridge turns 60

The work ‘Transformational’ is thrown around a lot these days when it comes to transport projects, but few have had as profound of an impact on our city as the Harbour Bridge, which celebrated its 60th birthday yesterday. The bridge was famously built as a scaled back version of what was originally intended in order to save money.…
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Aucklanders are driving less

New data from the NZTA shows that Aucklanders are driving less and that’s before we see the impacts the regional fuel tax has had. Every year the NZTA publish information on how many kilometres vehicles travel (VKT) and break that down by a number of ways including where that travel happened, such as which region and whether on local roads or state highways.…
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