GROWTH WITHOUT CONGESTION

REINVENT LOCAL

 

A NEW DEVELOPMENT PATTERN FOR AUCKLAND: REINVENTING LOCAL

 

Need

  • The Auckland Unitary Plan is approved.
  • The basic idea is good, but not if it follows the commuter development pattern.
  • Auckland needs a new development pattern that fits the 21st century.

Problem

  • Auckland Transport lacks the credit to build enough roads; if it could, results will be like Los Angeles.
  • Watercare lacks the credit to get the pipes to new developments for 10-15 years.

 Answer

  • Design new communities where all day-to-day destinations are within walking distance
  • Design them with a 10,000-person critical mass to enable utilities to be managed locally, no pipes
  • Introduce a new development pattern that blends timeless design with the tech revolution economy
  • Do the prototype using a Social Enterprise then open-source it for Auckland developers.

 

How to build affordable housing

Lower the cost of land per unit


 

Lower the cost of construction using technology


 

Lower the cost of permissions and consultants


How to build a strong local economy

Preserve and protect your money. Establish and support an environment that fosters local wealth.


 

Move destinations not people. Home, work, schools, shops, play: walk to all. Cut cost of living by 15%.


 

Focus on attracting head-of-household jobs with 20% global income, 80% recirculating that money locally.


To Do   2016