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Made in Tāmaki Makaurau

June 16, 2017

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The 2017 Matariki Festival is upon us.  The festival marks the dawning of the Māori New Year and will be running until the 2nd of July.  To mark this occasion we’ll be showcasing recent projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau where Mana Whenua and designers have worked together to deliver landmark developments for our city.   To kick things […]

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Public Spaces for Everyone, Including the Homeless

June 9, 2017

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Following on from our look at possible housing solutions for Auckland’s homeless, this week we focus on our public spaces and how they can be designed for everyone to enjoy, including people who are homeless. When you haven’t got a place of your own to call home, options for places to safely and comfortably spend the night […]

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Federal Street…from Auckland to ‘Walkland’

March 1, 2017

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It’s Walking School Bus Week across Auckland and the ADM is tackling the issue of walkability in the city. Following on from last week’s post on why Auckland should be more walkable, we look at one of the recent walkability success stories – the upgrade of Federal Street. Federal Street was once a back end service street with […]

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Access to All Areas at the Universal Design Symposium

November 3, 2016

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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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Grow your own leafy green Auckland

April 26, 2016

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The practice of adorning buildings with plants has been around for a long time. Modern green roofs were pioneered in Germany in the 1960s, and vertical planting has been around in different forms for centuries. Most notably in the last two decades green architecture, also known as ‘building integrated planting’ (BIP) has expanded and diversified. […]

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