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Designing the Road to Zero

The Road to Zero: New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2020-2030 contains some pretty sobering statistics, including: In 2017, there were 7.9 fatalities per 100,000 population. In 2018, 182 drivers and 5 cyclists were killed. The majority of serious crashes result from simple errors of perception or judgement by otherwise compliant people. It focuses on making […]

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Housing Land Development Laws and Regulations Planning Urban Growth

The Right to Adequate Housing

Buried in Attachment A for Item 5 of the Dunedin City Council Meeting Agenda from 6 May 2019 is: Action 1.4: The Council becomes a member of the ‘Cities for Adequate Housing’ and implements housing as a human right and ends homelessness in Dunedin. Housing Action Plan for Dunedin, April 2019 The Cities for Adequate […]

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Planning Transport Urban Growth

Drive, Park and Ride, Drive

Hamilton is moving forward with a new Transport Hub at Rotokauri. This is despite evidence from at least 2013 that Park and Rides actually encourage car use! I find the psychology of this interesting. Not all transport is created equal. If it doesn’t get you exactly where you want to go these days, what’s the […]

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Housing Land Development Planning Urban Growth

Are Townhouses a Solution to the Housing Crisis?

In May 2019 townhouses comprised 25% of all dwellings consented. But what exactly is a townhouse? Town house A tall, narrow traditional terraced house, generally having three or more floors. A multi-storey house in a modern housing development which is attached to one or more similar houses by shared walls. Google, 2019 I don’t see […]

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Land Development Urban Growth

Economic and Demographic Divergence

Did you know that by 2043 around 75% of kiwis will be living in just 25% of our cities and districts. In fact, a third of New Zealand cities and districts are already struggling to grow. https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/our-new-society/ This means that population composition is becoming more important than population size. It also means that migration is […]