Category Archives: Urban design

The Auckland Harbour Bridge Approaches are at Full Capacity

Headlines in newspapers are saying that the business case for building a second harbour crossing in Auckland have been delayed. The implication is that this will exacerbate the traffic congestion problem. Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff has a published Vision Statement … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Stop Those Hacking Waze, Baby

I was told about a great new route to commute to work by a colleague and it was really good for a while. The 14km trip took about an hour by motorway and not much quicker taking the main arterial … Continue reading

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Buying a Family House – In a Child Friendly Area

One of the reasons we buy a house is because we have or are planning to have children. We focus a lot on the house and property itself, but if you think back to your own childhood, it was very … Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research Before You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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Cities are the New Nations

“Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com It is interesting that for the first time I can remember, I seem to be talking to more people looking to leave Auckland city … Continue reading

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Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney’s foodbowl

Farms on Sydney’s fringes supply 20% of the city’s food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn’t kept in check. Sourced through Scoop.it from: theconversation.com Something we can all learn from here. I think of Auckland … Continue reading

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Planners and drivers disagree on traffic control strategy – Washington Post

Planners want to manage lanes. But drivers say that’s not enough. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com In the Travel strategy environment we live in a world of experts. They range from operational through to theoretical, all typically highly qualified. Then we have the … Continue reading

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