Urban Design

Tactical urbanism

If you’ve wandered through Auckland’s Eastern Viaduct recently, then you may have helped shape the future of the city through Panuku Development Auckland's “Urban Lab”. Here, principal landscape architect of the public realm at Panuku Cameron Perkins explains how it's helping test ideas out with the public.

Lighting the way

LandLAB director Henry Crothers is a man whose name has become synonymous with urban renewal in New Zealand. He has been involved in some of the most significant urban renewal and public transformation projects in New Zealand including the Auckland City Centre streetscapes and 'shared space' programme, as well as the pink light path. In a video profile series by Landscape Architecture New Zealand, he explains what drives him and how he believes the role of a landscape architect is changing.

Big ups

It may be a ways from the central city, and even further from the sea, but there's quite a bit happening in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby these days. For proof: The Hub Hornby, which has won top accolades at the recent New Zealand Property Council awards.