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Building a New City on the Waterfront

BY STEPHEN RAINBOW
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

General Manager of Strategy at Waterfront Auckland Stephen Rainbow speaks on the numerous projects that make up the massive redevelopment this port city is undergoing. Industrial parks have been converted to community spaces, housing built on water, innovative commercial and service districts, and sustainable transport options to connect the city.

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Transport and Urban Planning for People

BY JULIE ANNE GENTER
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, people need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices. Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 5, 2014.

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Urban Food Forests

BY JAMES SAMUEL
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. He goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 18, 2014.

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Paths Connecting Cities

BY ANDY SMITH
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Advocate at Walk Auckland Andy Smith speaks of the tragic history of the Auckland Harbor Bridge — once planned to include bike and foot paths, but built as a four-lane automobile bridge — and the numerous campaigns that were launched by cyclist and walker groups to implement a connecting path. Pressure lead to an innovative solution: a tube/tunnel suspended from the clip-on just under the bridge, away from traffic, and offering majestic views of the city.

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The Volcanos in Our Backyard

BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 19, 2014.

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Christchurch

BY FABIANA KUBKE
@ VOL 24 ON MAR 24, 2011

A talk about Christchurch that covers online maps and SMS, tools that were very helpful in getting urgent information out during the first few hours and days after the quake.

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Tramping Huts

BY CALLUM DOWIE
@ VOL 17 ON FEB 20, 2010

Callum Dowie talks about making his own real-sized building, instead of the model that architect students normall make. 

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Cocos Islands - New Zealand

BY YVONNE UNDERHILL-SEM
@ VOL 17 ON FEB 20, 2010

Dr. Yvonne Underhill-Sem about her different projects and their issues in the Pacific.

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