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The following posts are filed under: Utilities & Infrastructure.

“We want progressive!” says Wellington

The public feedback from Let’s Get Wellington Moving is now released. For those hoping for a more progressive direction for Wellington City’s transport, it sounds pretty good… a few initial thoughts while we read the report!

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Weekend Reading 16.12.17

  Maaaate… we’re getting a bit touchy feely in this Weekend Reading: this week, being happy and having friends.  Awwwww.

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving 3: Planning For Our Future!* (*in goldfish years)

In our third of three substantive posts, Talk Wellington looks at Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s approach to moving Wellington’s imminently burgeoning population. First: some city transport basics. Then: LGWM… and goldfish time.  

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Reminiscing With Reason: Protecting our water, to preserve our future memories

Guest author Larissa Toelupe examines the taonga in our environment that can trigger our memories, and why we must endeavour to preserve the environment around these objects so that future generations can enjoy them.

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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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Let’s Get Wellington… baby-stepping, maybe sideways

Talk Wellington was at the much-anticipated event of the week: the launch of the four “scenarios” that Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been preparing to sort out transport in the CBD. Ahhh Wellington… our capital city.  Your natural advantages have been compromised by some short-sighted infrastructure decisions back in the day (airport & hospital locations,…

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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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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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Waterproofing Wellington

You’d be forgiven for thinking Wellingtonians are determined to spend more time knee-deep in water.  TalkWellington looks at why our places are likely to flood more, and ways we can stop it. It rains quite a lot in Wellington, and floods quite a lot. And it’s very likely to rain harder in the near future…

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Go where the people go (it’s money)

Public transport hubs in Wellington generally aren’t great, but this might be about to change. Greater Wellington (and, appended, Wellington City Council) are seeking our feedback: on new bus hubs in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and upgrades to facilities in five other “bus hubs” (Newtown, Courtenay Place, Miramar, Brooklyn and Karori Tunnel).  We hear there are…

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