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Wellington needs more houses not more roads

Guest poster James Fraser looks at the vital nexus between housing and transport, and reckons that where it comes to Wellington, the government’s left hand is working against its right in making tradeoffs

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Fix the housing crisis: take the power local and let’s get dense!

Porirua’s Growth Strategy is out for public feedback.  Guest poster Tam Holsen finds it detail-rich on greenfield housing development but undercooked on densification or intensification, and wonders if her city is missing a trick

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Found in the mists of time: your latest “Whatever happened with…”

Our attention span is notoriously toddlerish, thanks in part to the hysteria-inducing qualities of social media plus “trending = news” from traditional media.  Talk Wellington is happy to bring you the latest edition of Whatever happened with… updates on things we cared about once but actually still do!

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Option Adoption – Stebbings Valley Residential Development

Have your say on which Stebbings Valley option you want (we like option three, just saying).

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Getting more diverse views on housing

Our mate John up in Auckland has been out and about getting input from different sectors to learn more about the housing crisis from their point of view.

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Revitalisation in Porirua: people, land, and movement

The much-anticipated announcement came this week: a significant investment by government will refurbish and revitalise the extensive state housing areas in Porirua. We’re hoping those in charge will bring the kind of progressive mindset that’s historically driven Porirua’s better places to live.

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Cohousing: Part 3

In her final piece of the series, guest poster Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – considers how cohousing is supported, and the specific planning challenge for an innovative collective housing development. This article was originally published on Greater Auckland, and is reproduced with permission.  

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Opportunity: down the drain?

Stebbings Valley, apparently the last greenfields development in Wellington City, is a big deal. Until 3rd September we’ve a chance to say we want it to be an asset, not a liability, and a really big reason why is WATER.

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Friends of the landlords – Wellington Councillors against affordable housing

Guest poster Frank McRae on Wellington city councillors’ recent decision to can the Special Housing Areas, which had been talked up as part of the solution to our housing crisis (and talked down as undemocratic). 

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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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