America’s Cup base location shortlist

We’re excited about Auckland hosting the next America’s Cup. In part this is due to the opportunity it provides to further enhance our city. That’s because there’s nothing quite like the unmovable deadline of a prestigious event to give politicians and officials the impetus needed to push along improvements to the city. …
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Vision Zero: A conversation with Women in Urbanism

Dr Matts-Åke Belin from Vision Zero has kindly offered to speak to Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, before his presentation at Auckland Conversations next Wednesday. Matts-Åke, along with a panel of Auckland urbanists, will be discussing Vision Zero principles and goals, and how they can deliver more inclusive and diverse public spaces, places and mobility that meets the needs of all Aucklanders.…
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Government agreements contain good wins for transport

With a new government we expected to see significant change to transport in New Zealand. Yesterday we got the first glimpse of that with the signing and release of Labour’s agreements with New Zealand First and the Greens. Of the two agreements, the policies outlined in the Greens confidence and supply agreement are most relevant to the issues we talk about the most so I’ll start with that Greens Under the section of “Sustainable Economy”, one of the listed goals is focused on transport.…
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Council’s City Centre video

On Friday the council published this video highlighting the importance of Auckland’s city centre and busting a few common myths, such as that the city sucks rates out of the rest of the region. Overall the video is pretty good but I do wonder if it couldn’t have been a bit stronger to really hammer home its points.…
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Waterfront carpark to go, ideas wanted

Auckland’s city centre has rapidly been changing for the better but perhaps nothing screams Auckland of old as much as using prime waterfront space for a carpark. That carpark being the Eastern Viaduct Carpark, the next to the Maritime Museum and that links the city to Te Wero Island and North Wharf.…
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