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Where can we dance? Public space for people

Public space where people can meet, hang out, do stuff – even dance. It’s a sadly rare thing in our towns. Help some smart researchers understand what kind of public space you love

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Urbanerds drinks: End of year edition!

Come join other everyday superheroes fighting for better towns and cities! Capes optional. Put it in the diary folks – and note this special edition is a Thursday 

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Slip lanes: slipknot?

A spotter’s guide to some common feature of our towns. Here: the “free left turn” or slip lane.

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Movement ahoy! Golden Mile and safer speeds with Let’s Get Wellington Moving

Hooray! First out of the blocks, and well overdue, are two foundational shifts for a central city that’s safer and nicer to be in. Submissions close 15th Dec and this one matters…

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Whoops! EECA misses the point with new grant programme

There’s a government body tasked with getting us off our carbon addiction. It has a special grant for getting more of us to buy electric vehicles. Oh, except the single most efficient type. Guest poster Oliver Bruce was startled…

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Waiting for light rail? Let’s build a busway now!

One question on the mind of everyone suffering from Wellington’s transport problems is – when will Let’s Get Wellington Moving actually get us moving? Guest poster Marko Garlick sees a supercharger hiding in plain sight

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Making streets liveable: what happens when you do it properly?

It was one of the UK’s most controversial “liveable street” retrofit initiatives (and they’ve had some biggies). Guest poster George Weeks looks at the story and results of Waltham Forest’s Mini-Holland. Part two of a two-part post

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Urbanerds Drinks – last of 2019

Come join us, superheroes, TOMORROW to celebrate ourselves and better towns!

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How will they vote now they’ve had your vote?

Those candidate scorecards were great, but some questioned how well they reflected candidates’ actual intentions once in power. The Traffic Jam looked into councillors’ recorded voting form, and it’s pretty interesting

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Mayoral Race FOMO – a tale of two cities

Guest writer Michelle Rush notices a thing or two about local mayoral candidates…

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