Joined at the hip: transport and the urban form

Building new public transit networks brings into focus the link between transport and urban form. WSP Head of Urban Design & Landscape Architecture Alan Whiteley and Principal Urban Designer Haley Hooper look at how Auckland's ambitious transport plans are set to create greener, better-connected, more liveable city spaces and precincts.

Credit: Hamilton City Council Library
Shared green area in urban centre

Light Rail: An Enabler of Sustainable Growth for Tāmaki Makaurau

Tāmaki Makaurau is facing immense population and climate-related pressures which the Auckland Light Rail project has the potential to help alleviate. Sean Myers, WSP Head of Rail makes the case for the necessity of a Rapid Transit System for Tāmaki Makaurau.
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Designing for Safe and Accessible Light Rail

When light rail starts rolling in the City of Sails, stations and stops should be safe and accessible for everyone - not just those who fit the average, able-bodied 'mould'. WSP Technical Principal for Behavioural Science Jared Thomas and People Research Manager Louise Malcolm explain.
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Placemaking in action with ‘Innovating Streets’

Before cars ruled the roads, our thoroughfares were places for mixing and mingling. In a great example of urban placemaking, a pioneering programme developed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency put people back at the heart of streets up and down the country. WSP Technical Principal for Walking and Cycling Peter Kortegast looks at how initiatives like these are reinventing how engineers go about transport planning.
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The 20-minute city in Aotearoa. Is it possible?

Globally our cities have been growing rapidly and by 2050 two thirds of the projected world population will live in urban centres. Here in Aotearoa, around 86% of our population live in cities – and this is projected to continue or increase. David Kidd, WSP Director Client Experience and Strategic Advisory, explores how a Future Ready approach could help manage growth in Aotearoa.
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Newcastle Light Rail

How light rail has helped the city to achieve its aim of having a fully-integrated transport network while revitalising the city’s business district.
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Sydney Metro West

How digital applications helped WSP and clients to streamline key design decisions and anticipate potential risks when introducing metro to Sydney.
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Manchester Metro

How The creation of an Integrated Delivery Team saw WSP and its partners work in tight collaboration, ensuring the programme of work stayed on track.
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