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The Fast Track Aprovals Bill: Your Submission Guide

Your handy guide for a submission that supports Aotearoa’s towns and cities becoming more prosperous and sustainable, faster – without the dodgy stuff!  Submissions close 11.59pm Friday 19th! 

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Young girls and femmes in the city: visible yet forgotten

Cities can easily forget about or fail to serve certain groups of people; one of those is young people. Young girls and femmes, in particular, learn to navigate the city in a unique way. What can we do to make city spaces that work for this demographic as well as for everyone else?

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How high-rise is “native”?

A new development in Canada showcases some stunning contemporary indigenous design and planning – and surfaces a lot of dubious assumptions about “indigeneity” and urban form. Plus, surprising facts about skyscrapers!

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How we got here: housing

There’s a lot written about housing in Aotearoa New Zealand but one piece we’d recommend in early 2024…

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Cool events coming up!

There’s a swag of neat events in Pōneke in the week of 18-20 March…

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Some February-March happenings

It’s always busy at this time of year but there’s an extra lot happening right now! Talk Wellington tries to keep up with this roundup, and please add things we’ve missed…

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Some January-February happenings

It’s always busy at this time of year but there’s an extra lot happening right now! Talk Wellington tries to keep up with this roundup, and please add things we’ve missed…

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Regular people, change and Wellington: the District Plan and the movement

Of course 2024’s first Urbanerds gathering had to be about Wellington’s battle for a District Plan that lets the city evolve. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the evening featuring A City for People, the War for Wellington and record turnout of new faces!

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Why density though?

Answered by A City For People’s Luke Sommervell, to attendees of March 2024 gathering of Wellington Urbanerds.

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Pukehinau-Lambton citizens: do the vote thing!

From time to time there’s a byelection and it’s easy to get distracted and not vote. In Wellington, right now, that could well mean lots of regrets. Here’s a few tips to make it easy for those with a byelection to vote in!

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