Results

The following posts are filed under: Housing & Development.

Getting more diverse views on housing

Our mate John up in Auckland has been out and about getting input from different sectors to learn more about the housing crisis from their point of view.

Read More

North Kumutoto

Our friends at Eye of the Fish have written this hilarious piece about Wellington’s waterfront being trapped in mediocrity by extremist views. Have your say about the proposal but read this first:

Read More

Revitalisation in Porirua: people, land, and movement

The much-anticipated announcement came this week: a significant investment by government will refurbish and revitalise the extensive state housing areas in Porirua. We’re hoping those in charge will bring the kind of progressive mindset that’s historically driven Porirua’s better places to live.

Read More

What the Heck Is Residential Intensification?

Pop quiz. Do you know what urban density is? Or what residential intensification means? They’re not the latest world-famous-in-Wellington drum ‘n’ bass DJs playing at an underground city basement club. It’s a bit more suburban than that.

Read More

Electric Dreams of Wellington’s Tram History

A little story about an ol’ tram/bus stop in Miramar has us dreaming of early twentieth-century electric transport. A seamless tram ride from Seatoun to Thorndon would be a joy for today’s frazzled Wellington commuters!

Read More

Cohousing: Part 3

In her final piece of the series, guest poster Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – considers how cohousing is supported, and the specific planning challenge for an innovative collective housing development. This article was originally published on Greater Auckland, and is reproduced with permission.  

Read More

Opportunity: down the drain?

Stebbings Valley, apparently the last greenfields development in Wellington City, is a big deal. Until 3rd September we’ve a chance to say we want it to be an asset, not a liability, and a really big reason why is WATER.

Read More

Moving on medium-density: Special Housing Areas, social housing, and Te Aro

Our friends over at Eye of the Fish keep their insightful architectural eye on Wellington’s urban form: what’s going up, coming down, changing… here the Fish focuses on Arlington Flats and the now-dead Special Housing Areas

Read More

Friends of the landlords – Wellington Councillors against affordable housing

Guest poster Frank McRae on Wellington city councillors’ recent decision to can the Special Housing Areas, which had been talked up as part of the solution to our housing crisis (and talked down as undemocratic). 

Read More

Friday Poem: The Last Days of the Coastal Property Boom by Tim Jones

It’s National Poetry Day! The Talk Welly crew are celebrating with this evocative piece about future, all-consuming sea level rise… Hear Tim Jones and others at Wellington City Library today!

Read More
Sign up for our Newsletter

Unsubscribe any time.



Subscribe!