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Road Safety Week with Urbanist George Weeks

May 5, 2017

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Road Safety Week Aotearoa begins tomorrow and runs through until 14 May. While road safety should be a priority year-round for all road users, it’s important that awareness of the issue is raised in our often car-centric city. We spoke with George Weeks, formerly of Transport for London and now part of Auckland Council’s City Centre […]

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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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Walking the Talk

February 24, 2017

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With Walking School Bus Week starting next Monday, the ADM will be tackling the issue of walkability in Auckland. First up: WHY should Auckland be more walkable?  As convenient as cars can be, we’re starting to realise they aren’t necessarily the best ingredient for a healthy, happy or liveable city. Globally, the trend towards making urban areas more […]

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Reclaiming the Laneways

June 27, 2016

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During the 20th century of car-dominated movement, when streets grew wider and motorways fuelled suburban expansion, some smaller streets were completely forgotten. Traditionally providing access to the rear of buildings, these narrow lanes, or laneways, present a unique opportunity to extend, diversify and provide some inner city magic to the public realm.   Leftover from […]

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Squaring our past with our futures…

September 22, 2015

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then a place can tell a thousand stories.  No where is that more true than Freyberg Square in Auckland’s High Street precinct, which has played host to millions of people over the years, and provides the backdrop for many of their life stories. When it therefore comes to […]

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