Tag Archives: community

Why Aucklanders need more common ground

March 31, 2017

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Following on from last week’s post on what it takes to turn a street into a neighbourhood, we look at the equally important role of communal open space in creating a sense of community within residential developments. As humans, we require contact with others to fulfill our social needs. The urban environment has a significant, yet […]

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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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Public art, community, and what can we learn from Chicago?

November 30, 2015

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Public art is one of those ephemeral terms that can include many things from large-scale outdoor sculpture and murals, to street performance.  According to Mary Jane Jacob, public art done well can have very tangible benefits for local communities. In her presentation at an Auckland Conversation she raised a challenging question to our city: “What is […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 2: The Design Development

December 11, 2014

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In this episode, hear from architects Stevens and Lawson, as well as members of Ngāti Whātua, as they explain their design objectives for the development of Kāinga Tuatahi on Kupe Street in Ōrākei. Architects Nicolas Stevens and Gary Lawson elaborate on the distinctive idea of designing community. This includes allowing for more parkland, play-space, vegetable […]

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