Automated text service

Posted on: August 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM    

Among the many responses that the COVID-19 situation requires, is the need to ensure accuracy and timeliness in all communications. Indeed, one of the biggest issues when we went into Level 4 was around confusion and mixed messaging being received.

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Vegetation Encroachment Analysis at Downstream Conference

Posted on: August 11, 2020 at 8:53 AM    

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.

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Minimum parking standards: One rule to rule them all?

Posted on: August 7, 2020 at 9:33 AM    

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.

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Treating Trauma Crash Risk like we treat Flood Risks

Posted on: August 6, 2020 at 10:12 AM    

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.

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Abley Street Smart Newsletter - Winter 2020

Posted on: August 5, 2020 at 3:34 PM    

Have a read of our latest Street Smart newsletter, featuring creating walkable places, our award-winning app, training webinars for transport practitioners, augmented reality models, improving DOC roads and more!

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Leading the way in healthy and sustainable commuting

Posted on: August 3, 2020 at 2:38 PM    

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.

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Abley

Posted on: July 30, 2020 at 10:59 AM    

On Tuesday 28th July, Abley "came together for good" to host a Pink Ribbon breakfast for around 40 clients and ladies from Women in Urbanism, to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. 

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Abley team take on the ultimate Master Chef Challenge

Posted on: July 17, 2020 at 2:35 PM    

On Wednesday 1st July, a group of 20 Abley Christchurch staff and partners enjoyed a fun evening out at the Riverside Kitchen cook school.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #5: Crowd Sourcing Feedback

Posted on: July 13, 2020 at 2:22 PM    

As an extension to our Tactical Urbanism Tip #4: Monitoring, there are some great options for crowd sourcing feedback on your installations.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #4: Monitoring

Posted on: July 13, 2020 at 1:57 PM    

One of Tactical Urbanism’s many taglines is “short term action for long term change”, which is also the name of Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia’s 2015 book, well worth a read for those interested in this subject. 

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