The Ministry for the Environment in conjunction with the Auckland Regional Council and Waitakere City Council is pleased to showcase 16 great examples of urban design and development from across New Zealand. The Urban Design Case Studies demonstrate what can be achieved by good urban design. The case studies show the benefits for the residents and users, the developer and the wider community of buildings, infrastructure and public spaces that are well designed and carefully crafted to fit into and enhance their urban locations.
The case studies have been intentionally chosen to cover a range of activities, scales and locations across New Zealand, in order to ensure a wide appeal and draw out a range of lessons. Each case study is analysed against the Urban Design Protocol's seven Cs, the value added by urban design, and the lessons learnt from the design process.
The case studies represent the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the associated councils or organisations.
To provide a live resource the Urban Design Case Studies will be added to over time. We invite people to submit additional case studies by emailing a summary to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 17 September 2007