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The following posts are filed under: Housing & Development.

Climate, growth, transport: it’s simple maths. Just do it.

Wellington (like many other towns) has separate strategies with separate consultations for growth, tackling climate change, and transport. Sigh. Here’s your TL;DR for… ALL THE THINGS Pop quiz: Would you rather it was easier or harder to do all of the following: have happy, healthy, independent kids know your neighbours and have local friends have…

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Is an ‘Eco-City’ Viable? Why, yes! Part three.

In this third and final instalment, guest poster Brendon Harre asks: is an Eco-City planned for northern Wellington, politically and economically viable?

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Wellington needs more houses not more roads

Guest poster James Fraser looks at the vital nexus between housing and transport, and reckons that where it comes to Wellington, the government’s left hand is working against its right in making tradeoffs

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Eco-City done well could solve housing crisis. Part two of three.

In part two of three, guest poster Harre dishes up possibilities for the proposed Wellington Eco-City, how housing could be integrated with rapid transit and how houses can be built affordably.

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Can an Eco-City solve Wellington’s housing crisis? Part One.

Guest poster Brendon Harre is taking a close look at the ‘Eco-City’ plans for our hills north of Welly. In part one of three, he introduces why we have a housing problem and what we currently (and have previously) planned to do about it – with an excellent retro video for your viewing pleasure!

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Fix the housing crisis: take the power local and let’s get dense!

Porirua’s Growth Strategy is out for public feedback.  Guest poster Tam Holsen finds it detail-rich on greenfield housing development but undercooked on densification or intensification, and wonders if her city is missing a trick

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Everyone’s job and no-one’s: regional planning in Wellington

Derek’s guest post has some pretty interesting ideas about moving stuff around in our region so things work better.  It made us think: who’s actually in charge of figuring that out what goes where? There’s no Boss Baby but surely..? Ummm… well…. actually no-one. 

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Found in the mists of time: your latest “Whatever happened with…”

Our attention span is notoriously toddlerish, thanks in part to the hysteria-inducing qualities of social media plus “trending = news” from traditional media.  Talk Wellington is happy to bring you the latest edition of Whatever happened with… updates on things we cared about once but actually still do!

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Option Adoption – Stebbings Valley Residential Development

Have your say on which Stebbings Valley option you want (we like option three, just saying).

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Another crack at transport planning in Tauranga – and lessons for Wellington

Tauranga’s transport has been a vexed issue for decades.  Greater Tauranga reported yesterday on the government’s rejection of the city’s latest transport plan, and there are some signs other towns should heed…

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