The Vision Week New Zealand has this mission statement: COVID-19 has created the conditions for a reset – let’s treat this as our chance to address some big issues and seize opportunities. Visionweek is about creating an ambitious long-term vision for our lifestyle, including economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes.
So I went right back to the beginning when crafting my vision for Vision Week and looked at what we do right, wrong and ugly while what we (New Zealand) can do in going forward.
My #bounceforward vision
Rather than going back to the (failed) status quo of the Pre-Covid era I outlined my Bounce Forward vision for the Post-Covid era. They are:
The 20 minute City as the Mayor of Paris has touted
Elimination of the Super Commute
Better integration and cooperation between the Regions (particularly the Golden Triangle)
Re-Emergence of Industry after 40 years of Post Industrialisation
Walkable and Transit Orientated Environments – They Attract Jobs
Subsequently in going right back to the beginning with Spatial Planning and Urban Geography I created four Podcasts outlining the above vision that would be a foundational step in propelling the Vision Week NZ Mission Statement forward.
Pod Cast One:
Urban Geography – The Ultimate Expression in Inter Regional Spatial Planning, Developments and Behaviours
Walkable and Transit Orientated Environments – They Attract Jobs – Example: Moving Manukau from a 9-5 economy to a full-time economy
Residential Streets (and Town Centre Streets) As Extensions of Our Living Rooms – Business and People still overestimate Value of the car
The Case for Complete LOCAL Neighbourhoods (Auckland Also Struggles at Planning for our Metropolitan Centres) – Apart from work (maybe) why shouldn’t everything else be close to home
If you would like the slides as a PDF you can go here.
As I said I pretty much stripped everything back to the foundation in terms of Urban Geography and Spatial Planning so that what was said as part of #bounceforward was done on solid rock, not sand.