(The following article first appeared as a blog post on the “Shape Auckland” website of Auckland City Council, associated with the City’s process to create a new city-wide Unitary Plan. Opinion
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In a quest to develop a plan to house the additional 1 million people expected to grow New Zealand's largest city in the next 30 years, Auckland is asking residents to submit ideas by using a "housing simulator" game.
Apr 23, 2013 Fast Company Co.Exist
An innovate plan to reconceive Auckland's transit network from the ground up led by Jarrett Walker demonstrates the dramatic efficiencies that can be gained, without additional cost, by increasing transfers.
Oct 11, 2012 Human Transit
After many, many, many failures-to-launch, Auckland may finally be taking its waterfront seriously. A series of articles in <em>The New Zealand Herald</em> explores the waterfront's disappointing past and promising future.
Sep 30, 2012 The New Zealand Herald
Over the past year and a half more than 40 street poles have suffered damages, Paul Chapman reports, as Aukland prostitutes employ the poles for exotic dances.
Jul 19, 2012 The Telegraph
In case the everyday theater of urban street life isn't quite adequate in an age of $200 million Hollywood blockbusters, a design collective from Auckland, New Zealand has created a way to turn any stoop into a mini cinema.
Jul 13, 2012 Architizer
Ariel Schwartz reports on an art project turning Seattle's trees an electric shade of blue in an effort to raise awareness of them.
Apr 12, 2012 Fast Company Co.Exist
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
Dec 6, 2010 New Geography
Already criticized for its sprawl, the largest city in New Zealand is putting on its game face as it prepares to host its largest sporting event ever - the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Mar 10, 2010 The New Zealand Herald
<p>As commuters face delays and frustrations with aging infrastructure, the government in Auckland, New Zealand has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its regional rail system.</p>
Mar 5, 2008 The New Zealand Herald