Traffic chaos tipped by 2020 :

February 25, 2008,AEST

A 40 per cent increase in Perth traffic by 2020 predicted by the Federal Government could lead to chaos on the city’s roads, with congestion tipped to add an extra eight minutes to a 20km journey. The Federal Bureau of | Read More

Waterfront tanks starting to come down – NZ Herald

February 25, 2008,AEST

Demolition of giant storage tanks is the first sign of progress in the largest waterfront development in the history of Auckland. The tanks have been used since the mid-1970s at the BP Lubricants Auckland production centre at Wynyard Pt, also | Read More

Queen Street upgrade in NZILA National Awards

February 25, 2008,AEST

Queen Street upgrade in National Awards Auckland’s controversial Queen Street upgrade is up for a prestigious national design award. The multi-million dollar makeover of New Zealand’s busiest street is among a record number of entries competing for an award from | Read More

$39million for new international terminal in Wellington, NZ

February 19, 2008,AEST

Wellington Airport’s new $39 million international passenger terminal has been designed to look like rocks, echoing its location on Wellington’s south coast. The building, designed by Wellington architects Studio Pacific Architecture, and Christchurch’s Warren and Mahoney, is the second stage | Read More

Paradise or purgatory: Urban sprawl in spotlight

January 26, 2008,AEST

A debate over city growth has emerged after a housing affordability survey released this week recommended freeing up more land for houses. Demographia‘s fourth annual survey found New Zealand houses more unaffordable than those in the United States, Canada, Ireland, | Read More

Developer’s vision is frightening, says mayor

January 22, 2008,AEST

Auckland mayor John Banks has attacked a city developer and his plans for five apartment blocks on the water’s edge at Orakei. As resource consent hearings for the development started, Mr Banks took the unusual step of issuing a statement | Read More

Rare plant halts Sydney development

January 18, 2008,AEST

An investment company bought the 181ha former Air Services Australia site at Cranebrook in 2004, intending to subdivide and develop it for 1800 new residents. Since then, a number of rare and threatened plants and animals have been found on | Read More

NZILA Conference registrations open

January 16, 2008,AEST

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change. A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design | Read More

Our endangered coast – Australia

January 12, 2008,AEST

COASTAL development, rising sea levels, increasing storm surges and a vocal community are a potent political mix. The climate change debate has rightly focused on the critical need to reduce carbon emissions but inadequate attention is being given to what | Read More

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