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The following posts are filed under: intensification.

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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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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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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It’s gonna get intense!

  Wellington is finally starting to acknowledge how badly it needs more intense development. Isabella hopes we don’t have to suffer a Welly version of Auckland’s toxicity to achieve a good balance of density.   The Wellington City Mayor’s Housing Taskforce report is just out and it’s got some great stuff. While it misses an…

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Facing towards our water

Why do we love being near water? The best bits of Wellington’s towns bring people to water, and Riverlink is now turning Lower Hutt’s face to Te Awa Kairangi. The Hutt River, Te Awa Kairangi, has been engineered hard over the last century to reduce the frequency of flooding (and massively raising the stakes).  Despite…

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New life in old buildings

Conversions of old commercial buildings to apartments are picking up pace. But are developers building for the future, or the present?  Recently this popped up over at Eyeofthefish:       There’s more of this going on now, thankfully, given our painfully tight residential property market. Two examples beyond the Wellington CBD are Post Offices:…

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