“The Council’s Bylaws are special laws that apply in the Tauranga area only. The bylaws help the Council make sure the city runs smoothly. Examples of activities controlled under existing bylaws include dog ownership and liquor free zones in public places.”
Second, what is their purpose?
to protect the public from nuisance
to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety
to minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places
SmartGrowth is the “spatial plan for the western Bay of Plenty sub-region”, what this means is that it looks 50 years into the future and identifies the impact that our growing population will have on our city.
Particularly, the stress on infrastructure that will result from an increase in urban density, and what farm land we will need for new suburbs, industrial areas and commerce, and what investment will be required to supply those new suburbs with essential services (water, waste water, storm water and more).
Here are my notes on the book “For the Love of Cities” by Peter Kageyama
Chapter One: Why Lovable Cities Matter
“Arts and culture are what make a city fall in love with itself,”
I believe that if you examined who really builds, contributes to and essentially “makes” a city, you would find that those citizens who have an emotional connection with their city make the difference.
The city, as a whole, is made by a relatively small number of “co-creators” who – in their roles as entrepreneurs, activists, artists, performers, students, organizers and otherwise “concerned citizens” – create the experiences that most of us consume. Continue reading “For the Love of Cities by Peter Kageyama”
“Urban design is concerned with the design of buildings, places, spaces and networks that make up towns and cities, and how people use them.”
An example would be placing adding trees in car parks provide shade, reduce the amount of heat reﬂected from the paved areas and give a more pleasant environment for people and birdlife.
“The Tauranga Post Ofﬁce is a local example of many of the qualities which illustrate good design. Constructed for government purposes the building has been built to last and is highly visible, giving legibility to the centre of the city. The building has also been able to be adapted to changing uses. It is a piece of the Tauranga’s valued heritage that we as a community can learn from in development of our heritage of the future.”Continue reading “My Summary of the TCC Urban Design Strategy 2006”