THREAD

NATASHA IYER, ORAPHANH CHANTHAPHONH DENICE DOMINGUEZ, ANDREA REID

CONTENTS
1.INTRODUCTION 2.CONTEXT 3.SITE ELEMENTS 4.GEOLOGY 5.HYDROLOGY 6.VEGETATION 7.INFRASTRUCTURE 8.CASE STUDY 9.CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION MODEL 10.OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS 11.OUR VISION 12.RE-VEGETATION 13.SETTLEMENT DENSITIES 14.URBAN FARMING ZONES 15.STRUCTURE PLAN 16.CONCLUSION 17.TERMINOLOGY 18.REFERENCE

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 A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program o 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. Urban farm/intensity/types: Sustainable practices o Intensive and extensive farming: 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. o 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 accesMedium density: Introducing a few retail spaces and commercial spaces High density: Tightly woven network of cluster housing+ commercial+retail+office spaces. Predominantly high density residential SETTLEMENT DENSITY: Proposed areas for development

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

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. 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. o 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.

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

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