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OPENING TONIGHT – A new heart and hub for central Aucklanders.

September 15, 2017

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At 5pm tonight, a project of design excellence opens in Auckland’s CBD. It is also a beautiful and solid reclaiming of public space. You are invited to tonight’s unveiling of the refurbished and repurposed Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place. Join the celebrations as the doors to central Auckland’s newest (and only) community centre are officially opened, […]

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EXTENDED – What’s your new Auckland home? Explore the future of Auckland’s housing in Aotea Square (6pm 13th – 10am 22nd Sept).

September 8, 2017

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In the past, our homes have been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, with changing lifestyles and a rapidly growing population, what we picture as a typical ‘Auckland Home’ is changing. As a part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture, join the Auckland Design Manual and explore the future of housing […]

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Urbanist George Weeks explores European cycling infrastructure by saddle

August 17, 2017

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When it comes to creating cycling friendly cities Northern European countries often reign supreme. George Weeks, specialist urban designer with Auckland Council’s Design Office, recently spent his winter escape leading 12 people on a cycling study tour of Belgium and the Netherlands. In this two part series he shares his impressions of cycling on the […]

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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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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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