November 17, 2016

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Coming soon…The Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan

What can I build under the Unitary Plan? And what does that look like?​ If you’re thinking of building under the new rules and are looking for the quick guide to the Unitary Plan, then you’ll be pleased to know the Auckland Design Manual’s Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan will be available this December. The Design Manual […]

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November 3, 2016

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Access to All Areas at the Universal Design Symposium

Newly elected Mayor Phil Goff warmly welcomed attendees to Access All Areas: Universal Design Symposium held at the Viaduct Events Centre last week. Universal Design is the idea that people should be at the center of every project, whether it is a building, a park, a street or a neighbourhood. Want to know more about Universal Design and it’s […]

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September 20, 2016

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Valerie Fletcher to speak at Universal Design Symposium

Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute of Human Centered Design in Boston, will speak at the Universal Design Symposium, proudly sponsored by Lifemark, Resene and Auckland Council on Wednesday 26th October at the Viaduct Events Centre. This event is held as a precursor to ADNZ’s National Conference on 27th and 28th October at the […]

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June 27, 2016

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Reclaiming the Laneways

During the 20th century of car-dominated movement, when streets grew wider and motorways fuelled suburban expansion, some smaller streets were completely forgotten. Traditionally providing access to the rear of buildings, these narrow lanes, or laneways, present a unique opportunity to extend, diversify and provide some inner city magic to the public realm.   Leftover from […]

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May 25, 2016

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Density done well, not just downtown

Forget the binary of apartment tower or single house. This won’t deliver choice or affordability for Auckland. Embrace instead what has been missing: medium density options of low rise apartments, terraces and semi-detached housing interspersed with gardens and parks. A diversified housing stock across the city is crucial for a sustainable and successful Auckland.  Current […]

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