Archive | March, 2017

Why Aucklanders need more common ground

March 31, 2017

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Following on from last week’s post on what it takes to turn a street into a neighbourhood, we look at the equally important role of communal open space in creating a sense of community within residential developments. As humans, we require contact with others to fulfill our social needs. The urban environment has a significant, yet […]

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

March 24, 2017

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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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The Art of Creating Public Spaces

March 17, 2017

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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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Regeneration Through The Arts

March 10, 2017

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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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Walkable cities: how does Auckland score?

March 3, 2017

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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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