Paint the tanks

Every now and then you see a relatively cheap and simple idea and think “why has this not been done already”. That was the case on Friday when, in response to the release of designs for the America’s Cup bases, Hamish Kieth suggested we need to paint the rest of the tanks at Wynyard as a backdrop.…
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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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10 Years

Change and Continuity Rather than just look ahead a short distance I thought it may be productive to project forward a decade or so into Auckland’s future urban form. Partly as this is surprisingly easy because of the long lead in times for urban infrastructure, we know what’s coming, and partly because a longer look ahead gives us a better sense of the what the coming change is likely to mean.…
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Biting the Breast that Feeds Us

I was saddened to read some recent news articles (here and here) that described a young mother in Auckland being kicked off the bus for breastfeeding her child. My heart goes out to this woman and her child. As someone who will soon be a parent myself, I was saddened to find this is still a problem for two reasons.…
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Streetfilms: Traffic in New York City

The latest video from Streetfilms is worth watching, it highlights a number of the transport challenges New York City is currently facing: New York is facing its most serious transportation challenge in decades. Subway reliability is way down, and the bus system is shedding riders at an alarming rate.…
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Dear Auckland, we need your help

This is a guest post from some of our friends in Wellington Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) will profoundly shape Wellington, and the window is almost closed to give your steer on the approach they’re taking. We need you, smart GA readers, to take two minutes and give some good progressive-transport feedback – by Friday 15 December at 5pm.…
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