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Urbanerds Rahui Edition part 1: Cohousing

The May Urbanerds gathering, with its star-studded guest speaker lineup, was also blessed with an Urbanerd taking notes. Part 1: Charles Dawson’s dispatches from the Cohousing session

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Dear Brooklyn: pop-up goodness

Five temporary projects are proposed in Wellington for safer movement while social distancing suppresses bus capacity. Brooklyn local Sam Donald writes to his fellow Brooklynites…

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Living together, being apart: cohousing beating social isolation

In pandemic times, physically isolating will save lives, but it’s tending to deepen the social isolation that’s been breaking Kiwi hearts and minds. So how does cohousing fit in? Hear more in a cool talk!

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Seize it or miss it: COVID stimulus and regeneration

We’re nearly going to Level 3, but COVID-19 is going to rattle our country for years to come. How do we stimulate and regenerate Ao-NZ, not just put ourselves back exactly where we were before?

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Post-COVID stimulus: THE WELLINGTON UPGRADE!

As loads of government folks burn midnight oil defending us from the COVID-19 pandemic, others are looking at how to stimulate our economy. What should Wellington call for in a stimulus package?

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Don’t forget: 30km central city submissions closing soon!

At last, Wellington City’s got a proposal to institute appropriate traffic speeds for some inner city streets. Make sure your submission’s in by 5pm Tuesday.

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Money to build stuff: new infrastructure funding approach

“Don’t tell me what you value; show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value”. Are we now starting to value rail?

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The 15 Minute City

Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo has a powerful concept in her re-election campaign: the 15-minute city. It’s the kind of vision we need in Wellington

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Where’s Wellington’s “Accessible City” plan?

It’s still not done to envy Auckland; it’s somehow disloyal. But guest poster Jamie Has Two Feet looks longingly at Tāmaki’s clear vision for people in their city centre.

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School gate parking wars! Do we actually enjoy it?

Guest poster Ben T writes: we love our kids, so we… behave at our worst, and endanger them where they congregate every day – often spoiling rare time together. How will school communities react, as Wellington City heads towards asking “how should we do parking?”

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