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Moving the stuff so we can move better

Guest poster Derek experiences transport FOMO: he ponders whether Wellington is missing out on solving traffic woes by failing to consider alternative locations for major infrastructure such as Wellington Airport.   

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Everyone’s job and no-one’s: regional planning in Wellington

Derek’s guest post has some pretty interesting ideas about moving stuff around in our region so things work better.  It made us think: who’s actually in charge of figuring that out what goes where? There’s no Boss Baby but surely..? Ummm… well…. actually no-one. 

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Writing the future by accident: Media and the Motorway

As we wait for Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s package to be announced, guest poster Tommo observes some patterns in local media discussion and gamely suppresses his conspiracy theories.

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Nimbys, Bananas and beyond

Author Max Rashbrooke talks of beautiful neighbourhoods and challenges those who say no to the new.

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Newtown, new connections: a bike network* for the southern suburbs

Bike routes are on their way for South Wellington and through to the city centre (Newtown/Berhampore/Mt Cook), they won’t be shit, and with your support they could be great. (Don’t mention Island Bay, I did once but I think I got away with it.)

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Starting to get it right: Island Bay and the South

The Island Bay Cycleway’s influence on Wellington transport thinking, and public discourse, is really significant. (It helped give birth to Talk Wellington!) In an issue space that’s been rife with reckons, civic activation, politicising, good intentions, cockups and conspiracies, it’s an otter relief to know it’s really coming right.

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The Low Cost of Ending the High Cost of Free Parking

Worldwide, what would you say is the single biggest thing that gets in the way of making streets better for people? Surely it’s cost? Maybe poor public engagement? Nope – it’s street parking. And it’s really, really hard to change. Stephen Davis of City Beautiful outlines how we’ve enshrined sacred cow status around storing your…

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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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Playing with the Possibilities

Wellington kids have access to great playgrounds, with a brand new one about to be built for kids in the south. All the talk of new and improved play spaces has us pondering playground possibilities.

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Moving on medium-density: Special Housing Areas, social housing, and Te Aro

Our friends over at Eye of the Fish keep their insightful architectural eye on Wellington’s urban form: what’s going up, coming down, changing… here the Fish focuses on Arlington Flats and the now-dead Special Housing Areas

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