I had a bit of a play around with mapping the voter return data from the 2016 Auckland local body elections (raw data available here). I looked at it two ways: What areas had the highest/lowest turnout? (i.e. where is participation high/low) What areas had the highest raw number of votes? (“who elects the mayor”) […]
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About Will Taylor
Will loves economics,technology and football. He runs the technical side of the blog and very occasional rants about economics, technology and football....
As a (sometimes) frustrated user of public transport, he has also recently become very interested in the economics of transport.
Entries by Will Taylor
Given there appears to be a lot of misinformation being spread about the Unitary Plan, I OIA’d the Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) recommended version of the Unitary Plan (aka the “RUP“). This follows on from Stephen Davis doing an OIA for the previous version the Council proposed back in 2013 (the “PAUP”). The purpose of […]
The Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) has released its recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan. One of the ways the IHP is proposing to increase density is to reduce the Single House Zone (SHZ) by 22%. The SHZ is areas with relatively large sections that you are only allowed one house on. So these areas are […]
While the map that everyone will be interested in today is the new Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP)….I have been playing around with drawing maps in R. The maps below use the 2013 census meshblock data set. Given all the discussion around NIMBYism that has surrounded the AUP process, I thought it would be interesting to […]
I’m pretty excited about the Tesla Powerwall, the home battery that was announced recently. People mostly think about home batteries as being important for solar. For residential solar, most of your generation is during the day when you aren’t home, so it gets sold back into the grid and therefore relies on the whatever the […]
This from @JustinWolfers is in the running for tweet of the year: My 5-year old just warned me that if I don't behave myself the consequence will be “No economics for a week.” I'm cleaning up my act. — Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) March 3, 2015