Daily Archives: November 8, 2009

Ad hoc planning, the malaise

Not solely the province of Auckland, Dunedin has its own problems…

### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 05:00 08/11/2009
Ad hoc planning makes us architects of our downfall
By Finlay Macdonald – Sunday Star Times
Party central? Try party pooper central. Seasoned urban planning watchers in Auckland could have predicted the current fiasco around revamping Queens Wharf for the Rugby World Cup.
This city exemplifies a wider national malaise when it comes to civic and aesthetic vision – a shortsighted, narrow-minded parsimoniousness that dooms even a blessed natural environment such as the Waitemata harbour front to dull mediocrity.
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