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The following posts are filed under: Urbanism & Towns.

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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Have you seen TOD?

Guest author Guy M reckons Wellington could do with a nice strong hot TODdy. [Editor’s note: the author was not responsible for the pun in this tagline.]

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Holiday Reading 4.1.18

As the bells toll… so might some roads   Greater Auckland looks at the Herald’s report the NZTA is considering introducing tolls on several roads under construction, including Transmission Gully and the Petone to Grenada link.     It looks at how we assess the value of major roading projects, including travel time savings, availability…

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Let’s Get Wellington MOVING! Today’s the day

Transport planning is a big deal. Large scale transport infrastructure affects everything around it, for decades.   In case you haven’t noticed, Let’s Get Wellington Moving  will profoundly shape our city, and the window is almost closed to give your steer on the approach they’re taking.  You can read more but regardless, get your feedback in…

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Weekend Reading 9.12.17

Simple stuff and high tech stuff in this weekend’s reading – enjoy from your lawn, or bus!

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving 2: Voices from the Lands Out of Scope

Talk Wellington looks at how Let’s Get Wellington Moving deals with 82,000 of the people in the CBD every day. Spoiler alert:  they come from north of Ngauranga…. so sorry folks, you’re out of scope.  

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Weekend Reading 25.11.17

This weekend’s tasty tidbits: nature play (sigh, that this has to be A Thing) and revitalising depressed cities “I just like being out here. You know an animal will enjoy what we’re doing, you’re helping clean up what’s happened.” A Christchurch ex-teacher turned landscaper has set up Woodland Escape to create awesome natural “free play” environments….

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Weekend Reading – 11.11.17

“Bike theft is not inevitable”: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution   For Vancouver, where more people cycle than any other North American city, bike theft is a real problem.  A trial of a high tech to way to reduce bike theft in the city has  impressive results – down 70% over two years….

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Together we stand, divided we Mall

A further look under the lid of the great and the not-so-great of Wellington shopping centres.   While Johnsonvillians, with the patience of Job, await the bulldozers that will herald the start of work on their Shopping Centre revamp, I thought I would follow up my last article with a closer look under the bonnet…

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X-ray goggles and imagination: what do we see in our towns?

Seeing your hometown with fresh eyes is always a good thing, even (especially) when that’s a bit uncomfortable. Lured by the challenging concept of “Re-Māorifying”, Talk Wellington’s Isabella Cawthorn found some home truths and fresh perspectives about Porirua – and all our towns.   It was too good to be a coincidence. I was reading…

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