A framework for delivering on movement and place, and shaping the form and function of urban streets in Aotearoa.

The Aotearoa Urban Street Planning and Design Guide was prepared for Waka Kotahi and is new national guidance that aims to support anyone involved in shaping urban streets to be a part of the global movement in designing for both ‘Movement and Place’, consistent with Waka Kotahi’s One Network Framework and other policy direction in the context of the Te Whare Tapa Whā Model.

 The Guide links the NACTO Global Street Design Guide principles with unique Aotearoa guidance that is grounded in an ethos of ‘He Whenua, He Tāngata’ – reflecting the shared relationship between land, people and place. The Guide gives effect to key New Zealand national transport strategies such as Road to Zero and incorporates measures to contribute to Aotearoa’s climate change response.

The Boffa Miskell project team worked closely with Waka Kotahi client leads, national and international subject matter experts, industry and Government stakeholders and the technical advisory group to produce a clear, well-presented and high-quality document. 



Worked with

Sam Bourne — NZTA project lead
Jane Nalder — NZTA project manager
Olivia Johnstone
Carlos Anchieta
Elle Fairgray
Holly Rikard-Bell
MR Cagney
Mein Urban Design and Planning
Skye Duncan
Dr Rebecca Kiddle
Olivia Haddon
Malcolm MacCracken

Project date

2019 - 2023


Charlie Challenger Supreme Award | Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards
Category Winner | Masterplanning and Urban Design Strategy | Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards