Innovation in green infrastructure

With our physical infrastructure coming under more pressure NZ councils are responding by blending natural environmental systems with man-made engineered solutions, and reaping benefits from what is described as green infrastructure. In our September editorial feature we take a look at new approaches to green infrastructure, and the nature of these benefits this approach isContinue reading “Innovation in green infrastructure”

 Forum set to begin site-specific deliberations — South-East Marine Protection Forum

The South-East Marine Protection Forum met in Dunedin for two days on 28 and 29 May in final preparation before beginning their site-specific deliberations. Prior to this meeting, the Forum had been working on gathering together a number of resources to assist in its deliberations. These resources include an independent Summary of Submissions, an independent […]Continue reading ” Forum set to begin site-specific deliberations — South-East Marine Protection Forum”

Petone to Melling Cycleway — isthmus blog

The proposed Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking and Cycling Link (W2HV) will be a game-changing connection in Wellington region’s cycling and walking network. It offers a healthy and safe route around the harbour edge and beyond. This has long been a missing link for walkers and cyclists. The project is divided into three sections. NZTAContinue reading “Petone to Melling Cycleway — isthmus blog”

Innovation in Urban Pathways

In August’s issue of Local Government magazine we are running an editorial feature on urban pathways, and looking at the innovative approach those responsible for bike paths and walking trails are bringing to the task. Demand for these pathways is requiring councils to re-think asset strategies and the designers and landscape architects engaged are respondingContinue reading “Innovation in Urban Pathways”

Innovation in roading corridor management

In July’s issue of Local Government magazine we will be running an editorial feature on innovation in roading corridor management. It’s an exciting time to be working in the corridor- the environment is more dynamic with competing management system suppliers and disruptive change in transport modes. If you and your team are interested in contributingContinue reading “Innovation in roading corridor management”

Innovation in stormwater management

Whenever a storm or rain event lashes the country there’s a good chance that rainwater overflow carrying toxins and contaminants will spill into our rivers and harbours. Replacing an ageing infrastructure network is a recognisable long-term solution, but there are a range of methodologies that can be deployed too. Innovative design  can often help lessenContinue reading “Innovation in stormwater management”

Innovation in parks and facilities management

In May’s issue of LG magazine our editorial feature will focus on innovation in parks and recreation management. Kiwis still yearn for the Great Outdoors, yet virtual reality is beginning to tug..How are local authorities keeping leisure facilities up to date with new technologies, and what products are drawing the public?  Is management of diverse parksContinue reading “Innovation in parks and facilities management”

Streetlighting technology

In March 2017’s issue Local Government magazine will feature an editorial on advances in street-lighting technology. Manufacturers are making bold claims about new LED lights. Yet switching to LED is not a simple decision. What do authorities joining this revolution need to consider? If you are interested in commenting on this topic we are interestedContinue reading “Streetlighting technology”