The Smart Cities Council, covering Australia & New Zealand, and the Green Building Council of Australia released a new practice standard last week which they said would address issues relating to telecommunications connectivity, data insights, digital planning practices & innovation districts.
The Government’s proposed national policy statement on urban development capacity will require councils to ensure land supply for housing & business keeps pace with growth, but partners at law firm Berry Simons say Environment, Building & Housing Minister Nick Smith is targeting it wrongly.
This one’s not about a crisis but an antidote, a US paper encouraging programmes like Auckland’s Southern Initiative, which has so far been more theoretical than actioned.
Published 11 May 2006 Auckland University engineering students must use LID (low impact design) practices in a competition, launched for them today, to redesign a Housing NZ Corp site at Glen Innes. The competition was launched by the Auckland Regional Council, Auckland University & Housing NZ Corp. The winning design team will receive a $2000cash […]
Published 7 May 2006 2 days after the mayor announced he wanted a taskforce on sustainability, Hey presto! Auckland City Council had a draft strategy prepared already. The mayor, Dick Hubbard, slipped the idea of his taskforce into a report he was making on Wednesday to the council’s urban strategy & governance committee on a […]
Published 7 May 2006 Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard sprang a new taskforce on his councillors on Wednesday, this one for sustainability. Sprang, because the council has been working on a sustainability strategy and, 2 days later, got an 11-page update setting out how to go about it, complete with a policy map, a greening-the-city programme […]