September 2016 CLD update

Our place at 254 Ponsonby Road 

At its’ heart, community-led design (CLD) is about keeping everyone involved. In August we, the CLD Facilitation group, updated the Waitemata Local Board on our progress. Following the presentation, the Board congratulated our team on the work and achievements to date. Here’s an overview of our presentation. A brief history: After their consultation with the community, the Waitemata Local Board chose to create a CLD initiative that empowers the community to design the whole of site “urban public space” at 254 Ponsonby Road. The Board shoulder-tapped stakeholders and formed the Interim Steering group to begin the Community-led design process. This group analysed the information from the Board’s consultation and, via a public meeting, brought together community representatives to form the Facilitation group. We, the Facilitation group, are now well underway with our work to achieve the design for the

Here’s an overview of our presentation. A brief history: After their consultation with the community, the Waitemata Local Board chose to create a CLD initiative that empowers the community to design the whole of site “urban public space” at 254 Ponsonby Road. The Board shoulder-tapped stakeholders and formed the Interim Steering group to begin the Community-led design process. This group analysed the information from the Board’s consultation and, via a public meeting, brought together community representatives to form the Facilitation group. We, the Facilitation group, are now well underway with our work to achieve the design for the

A brief history: After their consultation with the community, the Waitemata Local Board chose to create a CLD initiative that empowers the community to design the whole of site “urban public space” at 254 Ponsonby Road. The Board shoulder-tapped stakeholders and formed the Interim Steering group to begin the Community-led design process. This group analysed the information from the Board’s consultation and, via a public meeting, brought together community representatives to form the Facilitation group. We, the Facilitation group, are now well underway with our work to achieve the design for the

We, the Facilitation group, are now well underway with our work to achieve the design for the whole site open space via a CLD process. This is our latest update.

The need for the whole site open space at 254 Ponsonby Road continues to grow, as evidenced by the increasing population density within the city centre and inner suburbs of Auckland.

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Image credit; http://transportblog.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Inner-city-population.jpg

 

Since the inception of the Facilitation group on the 6th of April 2016, we have been working hard on the initial phase by:

• Conducting our first survey asking the community what they would like for 254 Ponsonby Road

• Analysing those survey results

• Returning those results to the community (see our article in the August Ponsonby News)

Since last month we have:

• Created an Initial Design Brief to guide our designers

• Approached tertiary institutions and professional designers to contribute draft designs using our Initial Design Brief

• Held two meetings with 23, 3rd year Bachelor of Architecture students from Auckland University who are working on their design ideas

• Met with 4th year Bachelor of Landscape students from Unitec also working on design ideas

• Engaged with Panuku Developments (the Council organisation managing the site) about the site and our Community-led design work

• Engaged with Mana Whenua

In the upcoming two months, our next tranche of work is to:

• Host an event to discuss the survey results with the community

• Plan an exhibition of the Auckland University, Bachelor of Architecture students work

• Coordinate the Bachelor of Landscape design students work into our CLD process and platforms

• Create a physical presence on or near the site for our Community-led design work (being a community noticeboard & suggestion box)

The dominant and important theme, arising from your feedback so far, is the need and enthusiasm for both “resting” and the “social dimension”.

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A significant number of respondents highlighted their desire for a place that would encourage and foster social connections. Thanks to everyone for your feedback and input so far! With renewed enthusiasm, we continue our work to create the

Thanks to everyone for your feedback and input so far! With renewed enthusiasm, we continue our work to create the

With renewed enthusiasm, we continue our work to create the whole site open space at 254 Ponsonby Road. Let’s make it a true hub for our community.

You can contact us at; 254ponsonbyrd.org.nz or Facebook 254ponsonbyrd or Ponsonby Park.

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