Browsing: Cities

Cities
0 Future cities are about liveability and well-being
Liveability and creating healthy communities will be the focus of future cities according to international sustainability experts Katie Swenson, a US-based leader in sustainable design for low-income communities, emphasised the importance of well designed, sustainable and affordable housing. Continue →
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0 LGNZ welcomes call for a wider funding toolbox
The Productivity Commission’s new report into New Zealand’s urban planning system which highlights the need for councils in high growth areas to have access to more tools to fund infrastructure is spot on, Local Government New Zealand says The Better urban planning report commissioned by the government aimed to set out what a high-performing urban planning system would look like. Continue →
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0 Urban planning Royal Commission needed
The Productivity Commission’s report identifies many of the key issues confronting urban development, says Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Selwood “However, its recommendations fail to align planning, local government decision making powers and funding”, he maintains. Continue →
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0 AI, collaborative consumption and climate change driving urban design
Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, the shared economy and climate change are disrupting the future of New Zealand cities, according to internationally renowned planning experts The challenge for local authorities and citizens is adapting to these advancements, claim urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood, and highly respected landscape architect Professor Elizabeth Mossop. Continue →
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0 Fund to help make Wellington’s buildings safer
Wellington’s mayor Justin Lester welcomes the announcement from the government of a $3 million fund to assist Wellington building owners to secure unreinforced masonry on their buildings and says it will go a long way to keeping people safe in future earthquakes. Continue →
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0 Failed planning system only part of the problem
The Productivity Commission has correctly found that New Zealand’s planning system is failing, but their recommendations for change will not succeed without governance and funding reform, says Stephen Selwood chief executive of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. Continue →
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0 Plan for denser, wider, urban Auckland
Auckland Council has published the recommendations provided by the Independent Hearings Panel on the new planning rulebook for Auckland, the Auckland Unitary Plan which has been embraced and questioned by a number of property groups, businesses and employment bodies. Continue →