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Rethinking Safety

As NZ grapples with our attitudes to our objectively terrible road death rate (not to mention e-scooters, kids’ cycling, high-vis, speed limits etc), we must ask: what’s real, and what’s in our heads – what myths have we come to believe?

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EVENT: Rebuilding the kāinga – community and connection

Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis. Is papakāinga housing development a solution that’s culturally sustainable too? A timely Centre for Sustainable Cities seminar, next week in Pōneke

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Design thinking for libraries

Wellingtonian Ralph Johns imagines Wellington City’s new library

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Getting denser better: NIMBYism and developers (dispatch from San Diego)

Worldwide, unreasonable neighbour resistance (“Not In My Backyard”) is one of the greatest hurdles to the land-use intensification that modern cities need to be sustainable, accessible, and liveable. Talk Wellington are looking at different ways to overcome it – here, profiling some progressive developers’ coalitions in San Diego, California.

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Better places to live: community and housing

Ao-NZ’s munted housing market is stimulating lots of innovation and entrepreneurism, and the responses to different initiatives are revealing our preferences and prejudices.

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Dear Wellington, we need to talk about driving

Surprise? Household emissions have risen, risen, and we can point the finger at how much we drive. So what can we do?

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Things to do (quick!), read, talk about: a fresh tasting platter

SO much good stuff popping up! Here’s a random summary of things you might like

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving: progress!

Today and tomorrow, two councils vote to fund their bits of Let’s Get Wellington Moving.

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Safer space for cycling (scooting): what’s going onwith (some of) us?

A recent piece on the sudden scuttling of a flagship London project for safer cycling, and local e-scooter hoo-ha, sparked a few thoughts about local opposition to infrastructure for safer cycling – and e-scooting.

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Climate change and intensification: Mandate for leadership! …now what?

Wellington region people have handed Wellington City Council a mandate on a platter to be strongly progressive and sustainable. Will we finally see some change?

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