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NATASHA IYER, ORAPHANH CHANTHAPHONH DENICE DOMINGUEZ, ANDREA REID


CONTENTS 1.INTRODUCTION

11.OUR VISION

2.CONTEXT

12.RE-VEGETATION

3.SITE ELEMENTS

13.SETTLEMENT DENSITIES

4.GEOLOGY

14.URBAN FARMING ZONES

5.HYDROLOGY

15.STRUCTURE PLAN

6.VEGETATION

16.CONCLUSION

7.INFRASTRUCTURE

17.TERMINOLOGY

8.CASE STUDY

18.REFERENCE

9.CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION MODEL 10.OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS


1.INTRODUCTION


2.CONTEXT


3.SITE ELEMENTS The major site elements currently within Karaka are: • • • •

Geology Hydrology Vegetation Infrastructure

These elements show the most important ecological and built features that will be utilised within the final design.


4.GEOLOGY


5.HYDROLOGY


6.VEGETATION


7.INFRASTRUCTURE


8.CASE STUDY


9.CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION MODEL


10.OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS


13.SETTLEMENT DENSITIES


15.STRUCTURE PLAN


16.CONCLUSION The urban farms incorporated into the scheme nest neatly within the three density zones (high, medium, low) and the distribution ensures that workplaces can be accessed efficiently on foot. A strong connection to Auckland is achieved with the new Weymouth Bridge and the Karaka West/Karaka North crossing. The community subdivision model clusters residents to create a more community focused way of living and preserve the native vegetation, waterways and urban farming areas.


17.TERMINOLOGY Glossary of terms thread (thr d) Computer Science

SETTLEMENT DENSITY:

A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program

Proposed areas for development

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With the implemented growth strategy, Karaka can run independently, yet be harmoniously well connected and easily accessible to the wider Auckland region. Low density: Cluster housing model spread over a large area. Larger network of open space between housing units

URBAN AGRICULTURE: Involves the animal husbandry, aqualculture, agroforestry, and horticultural opportunities available in this proposed peri-urban settlement.

Medium density: Introducing a few retail spaces and commercial spaces

Urban farm/intensity/types:

High density: Tightly woven network of cluster housing+ commercial+retail+office spaces. Predominantly high density residential

Sustainable practices o

Intensive and extensive farming:

Intensive farming: High yields producing small-scale farms. Labor and technology intensive

Mixed use: Medium-high density residential model combined with commercial/retail and office spaces. Township: a small town or urban community located in a rural area.

Extensive farming: Practiced in low density residential zones, the crop yield depending primarily on the natural fertility of the soil, terrain, climate, and the availability of water. o

Retaining some of the large farms as well as developing more areas for farming practices; larger farms catering to lower densities.

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Proposed Town Centre/Township: Community hub. Proposing a community hub that sits in between the 3 density zones. Cluster housing enables the town center to be acces-

sible to a large population. Urban farms include a wide variety of farming practices: Livestock, horse farms, horticultural land uses, Kumara farms, sustainable food forests, etc.

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Proposed Secondary Town center: With the proposed new multi-modal connection between West and North Karaka over Whangmarie stream, there is a high possibility of

commercial/retail space demand around the intersection. This is eventually proposed as a “township� for North Karaka region in our growth strategy. Self-sufficiency: High-level of food security and providing employment opportunities within the region for its residents. Reducing dependence on the wider Auckland region as much as possible.

Housing model: A 1ha housing model has been proposed for each density zone. The frequency of these units determines the density type. In higher density areas, these units are more tightly woven. Correspondingly, the low-density areas have these clusters quite widespread with an open space/urban farm network between them.


18.REFERENCES Conservation Subdivision Handbook Retrieved from: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry/pdf/ag/ag742.pdf http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/districtplanmanukau/changes/14CMP.pdf http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/improving-transport/plans-proposals/IntegratedTravel/Documents/AT-RLTP-hearing-minutes-20April2012. pdf http://transportblog.co.nz/2013/04/03/a-karaka-weymouth-bridge/http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/02/21/its-not-fairytale-seattle-build-nationsfirst-food-forest http://davidbarrie.typepad.com/david_barrie/2008/02/fields-of-gold.html http://www.theecovillage.com.au/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=shrWmQpb9Hk


Threading Karaka into the Existing Urban Fabric of Auckland  

A growth strategy proposal for South Auckland Developed by: Natasha Iyer, Oraphanh Chanthaphonh, Denice Dominguez, and Andrea Reid

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