The urban regeneration of declining CBD periphery zones : the study of the Strand Station area in Auckland

dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Guanghui
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can the declining CBD periphery zone be regenerated and promote urban development in big cities? ABSTRACT: As an increasing number of people’s agglomerate in large cities, the realm of urbanisation of these cities is becoming more significant. The CBD periphery zone (CBDPZ), which is the immediate edge area of the city centre between the CBD and the suburbs, is faced with several problems from this urban growth such as poor land use, low-quality public spaces and functional isolation due to heavy road traffic as the CBDPZ deteriorates. However, the CBDPZ has a high value for urban regeneration with potential opportunities such as introducing new public spaces, creating new transit nodes and promoting further urban expansion. This research by design project identifies several approaches to address current urban problems. This research investigates a potential approach to regenerating the CBDPZ in large cities. After background reading and literature review, such as Drosscape, landscape urbanism and transit-oriented development (TOD), several methods are employed including using design precedents, undertaking data analysis and developing a research by design process. The research investigation looks at the Strand Station area on the north-east edge of Auckland City Centre as a case study, as it is run-down with similar problems to the defined CBDPZ. The site has a great deal of potential for environmentally friendly and transit-oriented urban regeneration, helping to create a sustainable and resilient city for its location and urban context. The design project identifies an urban redevelopment strategy for the Strand Station, which is a unique Green-Blue TOD park. The result will optimise land use, rehabilitate geographic contexts, create high-quality public spaces and improve connectivity and mobility. This new type of TOD project without high-density buildings is likely a big park dominated by social green and stormwater treatment blue, beside a new train terminal. The renewal creates a park, encouraging big images of large-scale urban development, like recreating the Auckland waterfront and even linking other cities in New Zealand such as Hamilton and Wellington by high-speed rail. Ultimately, the research seeks not only to improve Auckland’s urban form through redeveloping the Strand Station area but also to help other big cities around the world make strategic plans for the urban regeneration of run-down CBDPZs.en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJiang, G.-H. (2019). The urban regeneration of declining CBD periphery zones : the study of the Strand Station area in Auckland. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
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dc.subjectStrand Station (Parnell, Auckland, N.Z)en_NZ
dc.subjectParnell (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjecturban regenerationen_NZ
dc.subjectpublic spacesen_NZ
dc.subjecturban spacesen_NZ
dc.subjecturban transporten_NZ
dc.subjecthigh-speed rail (HSR)en_NZ
dc.subjectCBD periphery zones (CBDPZ)en_NZ
dc.subjecttransit zone economiesen_NZ
dc.subjectpublic transportation nodesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120506 Transport Planningen_NZ
dc.titleThe urban regeneration of declining CBD periphery zones : the study of the Strand Station area in Aucklanden_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ of Landscape Architectureen_NZ
unitec.advisor.associatedWang, Xinxin
unitec.advisor.principalBradbury, Matthew
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealand
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