Tag Archives: Public Spaces

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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Public Spaces for Everyone, Including the Homeless

June 9, 2017

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Following on from our look at possible housing solutions for Auckland’s homeless, this week we focus on our public spaces and how they can be designed for everyone to enjoy, including people who are homeless. When you haven’t got a place of your own to call home, options for places to safely and comfortably spend the night […]

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The Art of Creating Public Spaces

March 17, 2017

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With the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival in full swing, Aotea Square has transformed into a hive of activity. Crowds of students and pensioners alike gather excitedly for a show at the Spiegeltent, while across the square revellers make the most of the evening sun at The Festival Garden. The festival has brought many of the city centre’s […]

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Seeking Happiness in Our Public Spaces

April 10, 2015

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How well do Auckland’s public spaces measure up? In 2010, Jan Gehl and Gehl Architects undertook a public life survey in Auckland.  One of the things the survey looked at was how the city’s public spaces were being used. The focus was the area bounded by Myers Park to the south, Victoria Park to the […]

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