The Downstream conference is billed as “Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum” and was held in Wellington from 3-4 August 2020. Mark Thompson headed along to check out the conference, and to share our digital engineering and geospatial expertise in vegetation encroachment analysis.
The other day, a colleague mentioned that a friend had invited her out to the new Westfield Mall in Newmarket. They were less than half a kilometre from the mall at the time, and yet the friend proposed to drive there. My colleague was appalled at the laziness of driving to somewhere so close, but the friend argued: “there’s free parking”. What this story illustrates is that if parking is there, people will use it.
A fatal crash is a relatively rare event in most localised areas, such as within a town or suburb, especially over short time periods. They are even more rare for individual road elements such as an intersection or short mid-block section.
In March 2020, Abley's People and Places team ran a staff survey to measure how everyone commutes to the office. This is something we’ve been doing for a few years now, in order to measure change over time. The timing of this survey was significant: it was just before the COVID lock-down, a distant era when we very rarely worked from home.
On Wednesday 1st July, a group of 20 Abley Christchurch staff and partners enjoyed a fun evening out at the Riverside Kitchen cook school.