Te Pūtahi, the Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, organised an event to introduce the new requirements and tools enacted by the new National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Five speakers explained and explored the new requirements in a local context. Axel Downard-Wilke was nominated by the Transportation Group to throw light on the transportation implications and how to make a denser city accessible for all.
Axel's talk focussed on on-street parking management and mass rapid transit. His hypothesis was that meaningful parking management is an enabler for higher density, and that Christchurch should introduce tram-trains to make use of the heavy rail network. Axel's slides are online.
Tūranga, 2 November 2020