Archive | December, 2015

A sneak preview – the Mixed Use Design Guide coming 2016

December 22, 2015


We’ve been working on the Mixed Use Design Guide for Auckland and we want to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming this January 2016. Mixed use spaces can be vertical, for example an apartment building which has retail spaces on the ground floor; or horizontal, with commercial or other non-residential spaces separated horizontally from residential […]

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What were the best city improvements in Auckland 2015?

December 17, 2015

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2015 has been a big year for Auckland! Plans have been rolling out all over the city to improve our public spaces, active and public transport routes, and community facilities. The Lightpath – Te Ara I Whiti opened earlier this month, just in time for summertime cycling. The new magenta-coloured pedestrian and cycleway, which features […]

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Two key stormwater documents are now live on the ADM

December 14, 2015


Guideline document GD2015/004: Water Sensitive Design for Stormwater (known as GD04), and the revised Stormwater Code of Practice (SWCoP),  are now live on the Auckland Design Manual. The Stormwater Code of Practice is Chapter 4 of Auckland Council’s Code of Practice for Land Development and Subdivision. It provides the minimum standards for the design and construction of stormwater systems […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

December 11, 2015


Christchurch and Auckland Urban Design Panel leaders have been exchanging ideas on how to do things better. “The concept of a ‘network approach’ is a strong one. Networks generally relate to people. So when Rachael Annan from the Christchurch Urban Design Panel and Lisa Dunshea from the Auckland Urban Design Panel met recently, they knew […]

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A quick guide to the ADM

December 10, 2015


The ADM is the go-to guide for anyone involved in design, building and development in Auckland. Our website now has an impressive library of exemplars, practical tools and a comprehensive range of design guides on offer.  To help you find what you need, we have recently created quick-guides for three of our key audiences; home-builders, […]

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