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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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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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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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