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The following posts are filed under: Society & Community.

Cities through different eyes

If you could go around as a different gender for a while – like Robin Williams’ character in Mrs Doubtfire  – you’d have a different experience of your city. Because they’re mainly designed and run by men, cities tend not to work so well for those who aren’t. But that’s not how it’s going to be in…

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Weekend reading 3.3.18

In this weekend’s food for thought: more news about blimmin’ Scandinavians doing it right. 

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Whose is that land? That’s Māori land

Māori land is a fascinating feature of New Zealand, and now you can see where it all is. Talk Wellington loves anything that sheds light on important and confusing areas… and we really love maps! 

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Fighting the “greater good”: protest, civics and civility

People around Levin stand to have their homes bought by force because they’re in the way of a new expressway. Talk Wellington ponders the local reactions when a local landscape is changed in the greater good – and features a post from a vastly different conflict environment

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Long Weekend Reading 3.2.18

A special Long Weekend edition of our Weekend Reading for you – essential food for thought

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Weekend reading 27.1.18

Welcome back to weekend reading!  Today’s food for thought: as Waitangi Day approaches, what it means to be there. And as we enjoy the beach and envy coastal homeowners, a worrying discovery about how ministers have been dealing with sea level rise…    

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Let’s Coexist

Guest author Kara Puketapu-Dentice looks at New Zealand’s resource management and our struggles to look after this place, and prescribes a dose of disruption: through a simple, elegant reframing of our relationship with nature. This piece is based on a lecture given to a class from Victoria University’s Masters of Resource Management Programme on 21…

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Holiday Reading 23.12.17

It’s Christmas! So we’re going with a festive theme this weekend. Happy holidays to you all!

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Weekend Reading 2.12.17

Welcome to Saturday and Weekend Reading. This week: we love the internet, technology, and all the clever people doing clever things to make our lives better. But still…    Malgorithms In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, three experts on artificial intelligence help us understand how we accidentally transferred our biases…

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No Going Back?

Pomare’s redevelopment was “all about community engagement”, but did it ultimately serve the people who lived there? We ponder the commercial vs community pressures of public/private partnerships.     The area around Farmer Crescent in Lower Hutt was once infamous, dominated by the Mongrel Mob and scene of a 2009 stoush between the gang and…

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