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The following posts are filed under: Housing & Development.

The Big Kahuna: Reforming the Resource Management Act

It’s now another government’s turn to have a crack at reforming the RMA. A couple of good summaries…

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EVENT: Rebuilding the kāinga – community and connection

Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis. Is papakāinga housing development a solution that’s culturally sustainable too? A timely Centre for Sustainable Cities seminar, next week in Pōneke

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Getting denser better: NIMBYism and developers (dispatch from San Diego)

Worldwide, unreasonable neighbour resistance (“Not In My Backyard”) is one of the greatest hurdles to the land-use intensification that modern cities need to be sustainable, accessible, and liveable. Talk Wellington are looking at different ways to overcome it – here, profiling some progressive developers’ coalitions in San Diego, California.

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Better places to live: community and housing

Ao-NZ’s munted housing market is stimulating lots of innovation and entrepreneurism, and the responses to different initiatives are revealing our preferences and prejudices.

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Dear Wellington, we need to talk about driving

Surprise? Household emissions have risen, risen, and we can point the finger at how much we drive. So what can we do?

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Things to do (quick!), read, talk about: a fresh tasting platter

SO much good stuff popping up! Here’s a random summary of things you might like

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Climate change and intensification: Mandate for leadership! …now what?

Wellington region people have handed Wellington City Council a mandate on a platter to be strongly progressive and sustainable. Will we finally see some change?

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Council confidential: property deals and the public good

Recent media highlighted the diverse views over local councils’ property dealings and the commercial confidentiality involved. How much secrecy is too much?

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Beware the insidious cul-de-sac

They’re sold as the epitome of the quiet, friendly street – but cul-de-sacs can be toxic for your suburb unless they’re buffered with some antidote.

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The future of (more) affordable city housing: lose the car parks

“We want and like cars, they suit our lives and the lives we choose to live.”

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