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Apartments…A part of your neighbourhood?

April 13, 2017

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Auckland’s housing shortage has climbed to more than 40,000 homes. During April, the Auckland Design Manual will be looking at the different methods of tackling this shortfall. This week we’re looking at apartments. Three years ago, I could boast that my home in uptown Auckland had harbour views. You had to squint, but they were there. […]

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The Art of the Planner

April 7, 2017

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With the NZPI Annual Conference taking place this week in Wellington, urban planning briefly finds itself in the limelight. To celebrate, the ADM takes a look at the ‘art’ of  planning. When I decided to commit four years of my life to a planning degree, my parents didn’t quite jump for joy.  For some time they […]

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Coming soon…The Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan

November 17, 2016

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What can I build under the Unitary Plan? And what does that look like?​ If you’re thinking of building under the new rules and are looking for the quick guide to the Unitary Plan, then you’ll be pleased to know the Auckland Design Manual’s Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan will be available this December. The Design Manual […]

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Valerie Fletcher to speak at Universal Design Symposium

September 20, 2016

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Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute of Human Centered Design in Boston, will speak at the Universal Design Symposium, proudly sponsored by Lifemark, Resene and Auckland Council on Wednesday 26th October at the Viaduct Events Centre. This event is held as a precursor to ADNZ’s National Conference on 27th and 28th October at the […]

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Density done well, not just downtown

May 25, 2016

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Forget the binary of apartment tower or single house. This won’t deliver choice or affordability for Auckland. Embrace instead what has been missing: medium density options of low rise apartments, terraces and semi-detached housing interspersed with gardens and parks. A diversified housing stock across the city is crucial for a sustainable and successful Auckland.  Current […]

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