October 5, 2017

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BREAKING NEWS – The final vote count is in…

Disclaimer, this is not the election results, but it’s just as exciting. Aucklanders have been voting on the future of their homes, and the results are in. In the past the Auckland home has been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, what we picture as a typical Auckland home is changing. The Auckland […]

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September 15, 2017

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OPENING TONIGHT – A new heart and hub for central Aucklanders.

At 5pm tonight, a project of design excellence opens in Auckland’s CBD. It is also a beautiful and solid reclaiming of public space. You are invited to tonight’s unveiling of the refurbished and repurposed Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place. Join the celebrations as the doors to central Auckland’s newest (and only) community centre are officially opened, […]

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September 8, 2017

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EXTENDED – What’s your new Auckland home? Explore the future of Auckland’s housing in Aotea Square (6pm 13th – 10am 22nd Sept).

In the past, our homes have been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, with changing lifestyles and a rapidly growing population, what we picture as a typical ‘Auckland Home’ is changing. As a part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture, join the Auckland Design Manual and explore the future of housing […]

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August 17, 2017

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Urbanist George Weeks explores European cycling infrastructure by saddle

When it comes to creating cycling friendly cities Northern European countries often reign supreme. George Weeks, specialist urban designer with Auckland Council’s Design Office, recently spent his winter escape leading 12 people on a cycling study tour of Belgium and the Netherlands. In this two part series he shares his impressions of cycling on the […]

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August 4, 2017

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Need help understanding Auckland’s planning rules? The Auckland Design Manual is here to help!

Thinking of building or developing in Auckland? Having trouble understanding the planning standards that apply to your site? Want to avoid the need to apply for resource consent? The Auckland Design Manual has created a resource to help those building or developing under the Unitary Plan, the planning rule book that shapes what you can build […]

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