Different Cities, Different Shapes 3/2

I've written previously about the similarities and differences in the shapes of the various cities in New Zealand here, here and here. Lately I've been playing around with the 3D visualisation tool in QGIS to see what it can do. First I downloaded the population density by meshblock data from the 2013 census. As I've … Continue reading Different Cities, Different Shapes 3/2

Christchurch Rapid Transit Proposal – further information

This post was first published at TraNZport blog and is republished with permission. This is a follow-up to my previous post on a rapid transit start-up proposal for Christchurch. If you haven’t read that, it might be a good idea to do so before reading further on this one. I wanted to follow up on … Continue reading Christchurch Rapid Transit Proposal – further information

Christchurch – An Accessible City 2.0?

This post first appeared over at TraNZport and is republished with permission.The $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving package of transport initiatives is great for Wellington, but it also highlights how thoroughly, and embarrassingly, behind Christchurch is in making progress with developing a fit-for-purpose, sustainable transport system of its own. The stark truth is that … Continue reading Christchurch – An Accessible City 2.0?

Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 4

Just a reminder that in one week (Monday 27th May) we are holding our 4th workshop on Canterbury passenger rail. We are getting close to the end now and will be starting to pull together everything we've talked about so far into some possible options, which we'll then explore together. To get your creative juices … Continue reading Canterbury Passenger Rail Workshop 4

Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes

PwC recently released a report called Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes. This investigated the economic competitiveness of ten New Zealand and Australian cities over the last ten years. They also produced summary documents for each city, including Christchurch. The reports focus on income and living costs, and how to maximise the difference between … Continue reading Competitive Cities: A Decade of Shifting Fortunes

Free Car Parking is not a Solution for Growing Christchurch

This article first appeared at Brendon Harre's blog and is republished with permission. Christchurch needs to help itself before the rest of the country will help fund its public transport needs. Transport planner Axel Wilke’s proposal to mitigate the predicted 30% increase in St Albans and inner-city motor vehicle traffic that the Northern Arterial Motorway … Continue reading Free Car Parking is not a Solution for Growing Christchurch