Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Past is Another Country

Using your own neighbourhood, identify a feature (eg green space, road, house, utility supply, block layout, shopping precinct etc) that is an example of how what was done in the past would not necessarily be done now. Can you identify why it might have been done then and not now? How does it influence (ie restrict or otherwise) what is done today?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

North American Blog #2

In the lecture on Monday 15 August Wayne Feiden described how small changes can make a big difference. One example was indicators of obesity being access to reasonably priced healthy food (supermarkets); the ratio between healthier food outlets and convenience stores; and the presence and number of community gardens. Another was road corridor design: how sharp is the angle of a curb, influencing traffic speed? or phase times on traffic lights. Using an example in Auckland, describe how a small change might make a big difference - you can use similar examples to those discussed in the lecture (traffic, health) or select your own. Feel free to upload photos if you wish.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

South Africa - Blog #4

Describe in 100 words how the planning process in South Africa has contributed both to entrenching apartheid and offering a way of helping those who suffered under that regime.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Australian Planning Question 1

In 100 words describe the benefits and limitations of master planning compared with inner-city bars-and-lane development in Sydney.