Archive | May, 2015

Introducing the new case study performance evaluation page

May 29, 2015

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The evaluation page is a quick snap shot of how well a project has performed in the ADM’s key guidance areas: Site design, Placing the building, Street to front door, Outdoor spaces, Accommodating cars, The building. There are also snap shot evaluation pages for each of the Māori Design Case Studies, that indicate which Te […]

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What if Auckland’s ‘bus streets’ were also civic streets?

May 15, 2015

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Imagine what Auckland would be like if bus travel and the passengers’ experiences were the priority. If you run a search in google images for ‘streets designed for buses and commuters in Auckland’, no doubt the result will be row upon row of street images that are, by and large, designed for cars. Yes, you […]

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Charles Montgomery on Happy Cities

May 8, 2015

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From our transport systems to our buildings, the design of our city can seriously impact on our everyday happiness. The way a city is designed can be the difference between people feeling like they have mastery over their lives or feeling overwhelmed.  Design can also effect how socially connected or isolated people’s lives are. Charles Montgomery, author of The […]

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Good design makes us happy

May 7, 2015

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The design of our neighbourhoods, parks, streets and even our buildings have a huge impact on how we live our lives. Throughout the world we are only beginning to understand how the decisions we make in organising the elements of our city, and the design of these places, can affect our health and future happiness.   […]

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