“Hastings Urban Issues”, Hawkes Bay


In order to protect the fertile and highly productive land surrounding Hasting’s CBD, the town has recently tackled the need for intensification of its town centre. In 2009/10 Urbanism+ worked with Hastings District Council to develop a strategy for the future of the CBD and its wider urban areas.  The resulting initiatives included a proposal for a series of open spaces throughout the CBD, methods for capitalising on the movement economy within the area and the development of a robust position for Hastings within the District’s Transport Strategy and Heretaunga Plains Growth Strategy. The project was delivered over a very short period with high staff involvement and community support.