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The following posts are filed under: Urbanism & Towns.

Eco-City done well could solve housing crisis. Part two of three.

In part two of three, guest poster Harre dishes up possibilities for the proposed Wellington Eco-City, how housing could be integrated with rapid transit and how houses can be built affordably.

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Can an Eco-City solve Wellington’s housing crisis? Part One.

Guest poster Brendon Harre is taking a close look at the ‘Eco-City’ plans for our hills north of Welly. In part one of three, he introduces why we have a housing problem and what we currently (and have previously) planned to do about it – with an excellent retro video for your viewing pleasure!

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving, let’s get Wellington living!

And just like that… it’s coming!  Good transport’s become mainstream, and it’s time to let our leaders know. Welcome to this Special Edition Interactive post!

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Walk This Way

We love walking. Especially on Walk2WorkDay!

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Get Welly Moving… How About Staying Put?

Kathleen Wright puts forward the case for ditching the commute into town and working locally. And, even saving the city some infrastructure costs.

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Party time: Looking back, and forwards to the future!

You may have noticed Talk Wellington is pretty buzzy…. we’ve launched our future (there was a party!) and we want you with us! Here’s Convenor Isabella on Launching the Future and the post-party buzz

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Nimbys, Bananas and beyond

Author Max Rashbrooke talks of beautiful neighbourhoods and challenges those who say no to the new.

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Give it a whirl, let’s suck it and see!

Trying stuff out, seeing what works, giving things a whirl – it’s the best way to change streets cheaply, quickly and lightly. Urbanism wonks call it “tactical urbanism” (secret: it’s the same thing!). Here’s the great talk that inspired Braden’s post Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper.

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On the frontlines of tactical urbanism: lighter, quicker, cheaper with Steven Burgess

“We shape our streets, and thereafter they shape us” – but then we can shape them back. And it needn’t be a huge, expensive, fraught undertaking. Tactical urbanism guru Steven Burgess has been in Aotearoa-NZ, rattling a few cages and opening eyes, and guest poster Braden went along. 

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When a Third Place Actually Means We’re Winning

Talk of the new kids’ playground design in Wellington had a few grown ups asking about play this week – what about us? Where can grown ups go for active play? Talk Welly is wondering – is easy access to a free and relaxing ‘third place’ the key to #winning in this game called life?

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