Archive for June 21st, 2011

The great flyover teardown…

Those good folk over at the Congress for the New Urbanism run an initiative called “Highways to Boulevards,” seeking to reclaim urban environments and revitalise cities by campaigning for highway teardowns. They pay particular attention to elevated highways, yep, the good old flyover. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 21st June 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 2 Comments »

skyline reservations

Last week news of a proposed hotel development on the site of the Skyline Restaurant at the top of the cable car appeared on the front page of the Dominion Post.  The article had salacious details of ‘clandestine dealings’, ‘contractual agreements’, the public and media banned from meetings behind closed doors at WCC and a proposal to revoke the reserve status of an area of the Botanic Gardens to allow for a hotel on the site.

Posted on 21st June 2011
Under: Uncategorized | 8 Comments »