Traffic in towns: The loss of urban resilience and the case of Auckland's Civic Centre

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Show simple item record Haarhoff, Errol en Aitken Rose, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.editor Hein, C en
dc.coverage.spatial Delft, Netherlands en 2018-10-05T00:39:48Z en 2016-07 en
dc.identifier.issn 2468-6948 en
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dc.description.abstract There are cogent arguments supporting the idea that resilient urbanism requires successful streets. Successful streets in city centres require a balance between efficient traffic movement and spaces for pedestrians on which urban vitality and economies depend. This balance was fractured in the 1940’s with the growth of car ownership, and traffic solutions prioritising vehicle movement. Responding to these issues in 1963, the Buchanan Report, Traffic in Towns advocated building motorways in towns, but in such a way that these circled what were called ‘environmental areas’. Auckland enthusiastically embraced motorway construction from 1955, and proposals to build a new civic centre at this time were seen as an opportunity to improved traffic flow in the inner city. This included the insertion of a new circular street, Mayoral Drive, cutting across the previous small scale grain of blocks and streets. The success of this street 50 years since its construction is assessed using urban design criteria. The conclusion drawn is that apart from two small areas, Mayoral Drive remains a largely unsuccessful street at the heart of Auckland, with a configuration that remains difficult to remediate from both a private and public investment point of view. en
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dc.relation.ispartof 17th International Planning History (IPHS) Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Planning History Society Proceedings en
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dc.title Traffic in towns: The loss of urban resilience and the case of Auckland's Civic Centre en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.7480/iphs.2016.3.1267 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 261 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 271 en
pubs.finish-date 2016-07-21 en
pubs.start-date 2016-07-17 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 536428 en Creative Arts and Industries en Architecture and Planning en
dc.identifier.eissn 2468-6956 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-07-28 en

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