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Where can we dance? Public space for people

Public space where people can meet, hang out, do stuff – even dance. It’s a sadly rare thing in our towns. Help some smart researchers understand what kind of public space you love

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Urbanerds drinks: End of year edition!

Come join other everyday superheroes fighting for better towns and cities! Capes optional. Put it in the diary folks – and note this special edition is a Thursday 

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Urbanerds Drinks – last of 2019

Come join us, superheroes, TOMORROW to celebrate ourselves and better towns!

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Mayoral Race FOMO – a tale of two cities

Guest writer Michelle Rush notices a thing or two about local mayoral candidates…

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Transport: left, right, and centrist

Right now you could be forgiven for thinking Conservatives Do Cars Not Rail and Liberals Do Rail & Bikes Not Cars. Is this just NZ immaturely politicising another big issue, or is there fundamentally a left / right approach to transport?

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Talking Transport Hui: Regional (and southeastern city) Candidates

Contenders for Wellington’s Eastern and Southern Wards joined Regional council candidates in the second of The Traffic Jam’s Talking Transport hui, 25th September. Here are hot takes from chief Traffic Jammer Bryan Crump

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“You gotta hand it to ’em” – but not your vote

Talk Wellington admires skill in any job, including local body politicians. Which is why it’s good to use scorecards but also use less game-able, more revealing insights into those who would run our cities

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Talking Transport: North, West and Centre

Transport makes or breaks cities. For the last 40 years Wellington’s has been largely breaking us (or at best braking us). Local councillors’ transport policies and nous really matter. Talking Transport puts them on the spot so you can hear what they’ve got!

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Let’s get out and play!

Kids being able to play outdoors is such an allround good thing that it should be protected as a right, and fought for with at least as much passion as, say, street carparking. The UK has just boosted street play – hooray!

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Road To Zero: submission guide LAST CHANCE TODAY WEDNESDAY!

Quick! The best ten minutes you’ll spend today – less death in our times!

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