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The following posts are filed under: Urbanism & Towns.

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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Weekend Reading – 29.10.17

Complement your eggs on toast this weekend with some tasty sides of future energy (it’s not that radical – the Auzzies are doing it) and the future (maybe) of Wellington city.  Mmmmm!   Get your solar on!   Cool stuff happening in the world of green energy powering cities: last month South Australia’s electricity demand…

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 21.10.17

This week TalkWellington’s had a mole at the Asian Pacific Cycle Congress (a gathering of bike-geeky types talking about how to get more people biking), held in Christchurch/Ōtautahi.   We’ll distil the most interesting morsels for you later, but for now: things that struck us comparing our Wellington region towns and the Garden City. Rebuilding after…

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 7.10.17

SATURDAY 7.10.17 Talk Wellington’s weekend pick ’n’ mix for your reading pleasure Women in Cities? Cities for Everyone? Whatever next! First up is a recent Stuff article about Woman in Urbanism (WIU) movement. It’s a growing movement worldwide, and NZ’s first such group formed in June and aims to bring gender equality to Auckland city’s…

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From Eminence to Evidence – Smart City planning

In this age of big data, “smart cities” are gathering and using data to inform decisions about the places we live. Sean Audain looks at how this is happening in Wellington, and what it means for our engagement with our city.   The intertwined systems of a city can seem as complex as a living…

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You SHALL go to the Mall…

Dunne’s done, but Johnsonville Shopping Centre soldiers on: TalkWellington takes a closer look at the decade-long renovation saga and what it might mean for the future of Wellington retail. They’ve been leaching away for a while now. First it was the odd shop that remained shuttered when the others opened for the day’s trading. Then…

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