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Transport Agency Urban Design Landscape Guidelines

Integrating landscape and urban design with highway development

Boffa Miskell assisted the New Zealand Transport Agency in producing a set of landscape and urban design guidelines.

This project demonstrates the NZ Transport Agency’s commitment to environmental and socially responsible outcomes within the development of New Zealand’s transport network. To maximise the benefits of landscape and urban design at the outset of a project, the updated publications provide guidance for NZTA and their consultants, covering aspects such as policy framework and principles, scoping studies for route alignments, urban design and landscape assessments.

‘Bridging the Gap: NZTA Urban Design Guidelines’ and the ‘Landscape Guidelines’ were produced with visually engaging graphics that highlight the role of urban design and landscape architecture in the delivery of quality state highway projects. Our landscape architects also prepared ‘NZTA P39 Standard Specification for Highway Landscape Treatments’ which is an appendix within the Landscape Guidelines.

These practical, user-friendly publications contain high level policy framework and principles under which NZTA operate. The documents are intended to build on and replace the 2006 version of ‘The Guidelines for Highway Landscaping’ and other urban design related material previously used by NZTA.

Our role

Landscape architecture, Graphic Design

The facts

ClientNew Zealand Transport Agency
Project teamSarah Collins
Ben Clark
Kieran Dove
Worked withIsthmus, NZ Transport Agency
Project date2011 – September 2014
AwardsLandscape Publication Award – 2015 NZILA Pride of Place Awards