Tag Archives: Neighbourhoods

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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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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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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Keeping Our Elders Close…

July 7, 2015

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After my grandfather died, to everyone’s surprise, my grandmother happily moved into an old folks’ home five minutes’ drive from the house she’d lived in for half a century. She was a sociable creature who adored arts and crafts, and group activities in general, and leaving her home was nothing compared to her still active […]

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