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Golden Mile feedback window closing soon! Your guide for feedback…

The plans for Golden Mile are coming into focus! There’s still time to provide your ideas and feedback on their details. Hop on LGWM’s interactive map or flick them an email by August 14th to have your say!

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Submission guide: better biking and breezier bussing between Botanics and the big blue briney

Safe cycling and scooting, and better bussing between the Botanic Gardens and the harbour needs needs your support to become real

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Status quo bias and the infrastructure of an uncertain future

So why do we keep doing essentially the same stuff with infrastructure, when we know it won’t give us the change we need? An expert’s take…

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Identity Development: Auckland’s special character vs intensification

We’ve seen debate in recent months over protecting Auckland’s special character housing. These structures are important to some as a matter of history and identity. All this talk has some examining why certain areas get developed and others preserved.

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We keep doing the same, but expecting something different to happen… til now?

Finally, it seems, we may be getting less insane (in Einstein terms) in how we plan, build and experience transport infrastructure…

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Govt & NZ: “reduce emissions”. Also govt: “yeah but BUILDING THINGS, and VOTES”

Some influential voices are pointing out the climate weaknesses of Let’s Get Wellington Moving big-ticket programme. Will anyone listen?

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“Children design for living creatures, not for cars, egos, or corporations”

Younger people will spend far more time in our towns and cities than those currently in charge (because time). So what if children were more involved in designing cities?

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Seven principles for better cities

As we approach big decisions about urban character and housing, and how to move in the city and things to get to, here are some guiding stars

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Leaning into the tricky stuff: architecture for youth civics and decolonisation

Young architects and urban designers can (A) slot into an established firm, enjoy a salary and consistent work, or (B) strike out on their own, using their trade to solve some of Aotearoa’s biggest challenges. The Studio Tēpu founders have taken the red pill… come hear them tonight!

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Mode Shift: public good media in transport

First it was the excellent Reimagining Wellington series, and now the Dominion Post is doubling down on the public-good journalism with this great series Mode Shift. It’s part of a welcome shift in public good media

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