The Future of Transport

Posted on: October 18, 2019 at 9:28 AM    

Recently I had the opportunity to be on the Future Transport panel at the Innovation Expo held in Christchurch. In preparing for the panel, we were asked to consider the future developments in transport.  My first consideration was for the highly publicised fully autonomous vehicles driving around on the roads without an actual driver. Then there’s the idea of ‘flying cars’ which propose to have us moving around like the Jetsons! While these are exciting and promising views of the future, they are just that, the future – they are not ‘here’ now. 

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Abley takes part in corporate rowing event

Posted on: October 16, 2019 at 1:31 PM    

The Abley rowing team had a great time taking part in the Canterbury Rowing Club 2019 Corporate Challenge.

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Our experience at the Australasian Road Safety Conference

Posted on: October 1, 2019 at 1:20 PM    

Last week, several of us at Abley were lucky enough to attend the Australasian Road Safety Conference in Adelaide. Adelaide is a beautiful city, being surrounded by parks and with trams bustling through the main city streets. Directly north of the Adelaide Conference Centre is the River Torrens, the riverbanks of which provide excellent views of the city skyline and Adelaide Oval. The city has an easily navigable grid layout, very similar to Christchurch (apparently designed by the same city planner!). We were lucky enough to experience some of the excellent South Australian wines and cuisine on offer through the various social and networking activities held during the conference.

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People & Places hit the streets of Christchurch

Posted on: September 30, 2019 at 9:22 AM    

Our People & Places team hit the streets of Christchurch recently, on a technical tour led by Jeanette Ward, the team’s technical director. The tour looked at the elements that contribute to great places for people in the central city, the following pictures provide a snippet of what we saw.

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Sharing our spatial experience with the next generation

Posted on: September 20, 2019 at 8:50 AM    

Earlier this year I was privileged to be invited to take a lecture at Auckland University for the students doing Undergraduate study in Geographic Information Science. Following on from this, on Tuesday 17th September I lectured 60+ students who were enrolled in this course. My role was to talk to them about what its like to work in the spatial industry, what the future looks like and my personal experiences working for a professional services consultancy. 

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Abley presenting at the Australasian Road Safety Conference

Posted on: September 19, 2019 at 11:02 AM    

With a theme of ‘leading the way – towards zero’, the Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC) 2019 will showcase the best researchers, practitioners, policy makers and industry experts in the road safety industry from across Australasia. Abley has a strong presence at this year’s conference with the following presentations taking place:

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Abley win at the Australasia Fleet Safety Awards 2019

Posted on: September 16, 2019 at 8:12 AM    

On 12th September, Abley were proud to be announced winners of the "Sustainable Journeys Award" at the Australasia Fleet Safety Awards 2019, for our travel planning programme called "TravelWhiz". 

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Predict and Ski!

Posted on: September 3, 2019 at 12:16 PM    

As a Transport Planner, it was interesting to observe the chaos first-hand last weekend at Mount Ruapehu.  

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Daryl’s experience at the New Zealand Esri User Conference 2019

Posted on: August 30, 2019 at 8:50 AM    

This year seven members of our Spatial and Technology team attended the New Zealand Esri User Conference (NZEUC) 2019, held at Auckland’s Sky City.

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Welcome to Benjamin Walch

Posted on: August 28, 2019 at 2:39 PM    

We extend a warm welcome to Benjamin Walch, who has recently joined our "People and Places" team, and is based in our Auckland office.

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