March 24, 2017

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What does it take to turn your street into a neighbourhood?

Its Neighbours Day Aotearoa tomorrow, so what better opportunity to roll out the barbie and catch-up or meet those who live on your street. In celebration of the day, the Auckland Design Manual looks at four simple ways your street can become an extension of your home. Tamati, who lives in Glen Innes, decided to celebrate Neighbours Day because […]

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March 17, 2017

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The Art of Creating Public Spaces

With the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival in full swing, Aotea Square has transformed into a hive of activity. Crowds of students and pensioners alike gather excitedly for a show at the Spiegeltent, while across the square revellers make the most of the evening sun at The Festival Garden. The festival has brought many of the city centre’s […]

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March 10, 2017

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Regeneration Through The Arts

The 2017 Auckland Arts Festival began in earnest on Wednesday. The festival acts as a three week platform for artistic expression.  As we celebrate the Arts in Auckland, Julie Hill asks, what role can the arts play in urban regeneration? Around the world, artists have a knack for encroaching on parts of town, often with the cheapest […]

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March 3, 2017

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Walkable cities: how does Auckland score?

The ADM’s final post of Walking School Bus Week looks at the increasingly popular concept of the ’20-Minute Neighbourhood’ and whether it can be applied to Auckland. A few years ago, I was staying with family in an Auckland suburb I won’t name (suffice to say a certain fictional TV family called the Wests lived on the […]

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March 1, 2017

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Federal Street…from Auckland to ‘Walkland’

It’s Walking School Bus Week across Auckland and the ADM is tackling the issue of walkability in the city. Following on from last week’s post on why Auckland should be more walkable, we look at one of the recent walkability success stories – the upgrade of Federal Street. Federal Street was once a back end service street with […]

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