February 17, 2017

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Taking Pride in your neighbourhood

This year’s Auckland Pride Festival kicked off with a bang last Friday and there have been many loud, proud events happening all over the city. Now in its fifth year, the festival ends on 26th February, culminating with one of the annual highlights, the Pride Parade down Ponsonby Road. We spoke with Julian Cook, AK […]

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February 10, 2017

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When Bicycles were King for the Day

You may have noticed less cars on the road than normal this past Wednesday. No, they hadn’t all broken down. Rather, owners had chosen to leave their trusty four-wheeled friends at home in favour of a trendier, two-wheeled alternative. Go By Bike Day is a national initiative aimed at getting more Kiwis onto bikes. Historically, […]

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February 3, 2017

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New content for a New Year

Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New year! We hope you’re having a relaxed summer and are making the most of the almost-too-good weather we’re experiencing. With 2017 well and truly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to tell you about the Design Manual’s latest content, as well as some exciting projects […]

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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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