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Steb in the Dark? Step into the Light!

Wellington City Council is developing a brand new suburb in Upper Stebbings Valley. Let’s shine a light on how to do it well! So it’s not yet another stab at big cookie-cutter houses in a dormitory suburb. It’s about building a community, while building homes.

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Cohousing: Part 2

 Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – leads us on an exciting journey: what Cohaus will look like…

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Burst my bubble

Guest author Lizzy H loves the bubble she get around in. But she also wonders: are our bubbles making us less human?

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Off to a good fresh start: Newtown Connections

Conversations about more bikeable streets in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook suffered from being in the “fallout zone” of the Island Bay cycleway conversations.  Four years later, Wellington City Council is having another go. This time, they’re asking people well before there’s anything tangible on the table.  Guest poster Baz gives his take on the first…

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Making streets better: starting with good kōrero

It was 2014 the last time the council asked people about cycling in Newtown and Berhampore, since when “the c word” has barely been heard there. But they’re asking again, now, til Tuesday 5pm, and you should leap in there because things have changed, folks. They’re doing it right!

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Harumphing vs experts: who’d we rather listen to?

Coverage of the continuing seal failures of the Kapiti Expressway reveals some things about how the media do “balance” in reporting about road engineering

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A home for all: the future is now

The future of state and affordable housing is arriving – and it looks pretty nice.  Talk Wellington looks at some of these developments … and wonders where our region’s private sector is at. 

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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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