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Climate nerd kōrero alert!

Through the power of Zoom, we have the chance to hear Lord Deben, the UK’s big daddy of climate change response, chat with our own climate caretaker, Dr Harry Clark.

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Tis the season to be readin’

Summer is coming (supposedly), but even if the weather isn’t playing ball, at least holidays are coming. And with a bit more time to breathe, we thought we’d suggest some good reading for you good folks wanting better cities.

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Stebbings Valley 2.Oh-no

WCC has returned after a 2 year hiatus to give us version 2.0 of the Stebbings Valley development. Let’s look at what’s changed, what’s the same, why we’re not fans, and get some submissions in by 5.00pm 30th November.

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Dear Brooklyn: pop-up goodness

Five temporary projects are proposed in Wellington for safer movement while social distancing suppresses bus capacity. Brooklyn local Sam Donald writes to his fellow Brooklynites…

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Money to build stuff: new infrastructure funding approach

“Don’t tell me what you value; show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value”. Are we now starting to value rail?

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Whoops! EECA misses the point with new grant programme

There’s a government body tasked with getting us off our carbon addiction. It has a special grant for getting more of us to buy electric vehicles. Oh, except the single most efficient type. Guest poster Oliver Bruce was startled…

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The story of a revolution: How public transport transformed Auckland.

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. [Ed: It’s official, Wellington: we’ve lost our crown as public-transport capital of New Zealand.]

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Hello Mainstream!?

Talk Wellington’s mission was to get the “mainstream” public conversation – that shapes our towns and cities – featuring more good thinking, from more voices, and fuelling better action. Two-and-a-bit years later, your convenor Isabella Cawthorn asks: has anything changed?

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Smart Moves

Part Two of a six-part series, compiled by Talk Wellington, that outlines a sensible vision for transport. This is a space that needs filling even as Let’s Get Wellington Moving prepares to spend $4 billion on transport in the capital.

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Toitū he Kāinga / Making Home

What is home? A roof maybe; but also a place for feeling safe, feeling you belong, that you can make your own. This event (Friday) is pretty timely, given “home” in our cities and Aotearoa-NZ right now…

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