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The following posts are filed under: Housing & Development.

Plimmerton Farm: getting greenfields right

If we’re determined to do more residential development in greenfields, what does “decent” look like in Plimmerton, hilly land near an existing suburb – like most of our region’s greenfields?

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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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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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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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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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Who’s looking in our homes?

Should we demand that people give up their privacy in exchange for getting to rent a house that doesn’t make them sick? Whare Hauora boss Hiria Te Rangi says a firm No

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The water is coming. What should we do?

Coming down from the sky, and up from the oceans: lots more of it, soon, and forever after. Eating our roads and pipes, coming into our homes. So what should we do “yesterday already”, pronto, and in our future?

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Land, ownership and homes: The Good Citizen

Here’s some good news about innovative (!) ways people are addressing our housing crisis

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The shape of our towns: new direction

Spread out or high-density? What shape should suburbs be? How best to give everyone good places to live? A new National Policy Statement aims to help… consultation is open

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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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