The following posts are filed under: planning.
Wish it wasn’t so hard to do the sustainable, climate-friendly thing in everyday life? You’re not alone! NZ’s systems make it much too hard (and much too easy to do the opposite).
But the Zero Carbon Act is a first step towards fixing The System – so it’s easier for us to be better. Tell them your “Yeah!” by 19th July!
“Please give us lots of tax money to fund our transport works” Wellington councils are apparently asking Cabinet today. They will have their fingers crossed that Ministers won’t ask awkward questions like “will this package actually achieve what it should?” because the answer doesn’t seem like it’ll be healthy.Read More
Guest author Peter, reading yet another news item fretting about growth and land for development, and yet another item fretting about traffic in Wellington, wonders if he’s going a bit cuckoo. With elephants and cats.Read More
Wake me up before you go-go: Wellington City Council goes WHAM, plus attractive TODs.Read More
If you could go around as a different gender for a while – like Robin Williams’ character in Mrs Doubtfire – you’d have a different experience of your city. Because they’re mainly designed and run by men, cities tend not to work so well for those who aren’t. But that’s not how it’s going to be in…Read More
In this weekend’s food for thought: optimism, excitement and innovation in Christchurch – scrapped, top to bottom. Was a key regeneration project doomed, did someone kill it, or did we starve it?Read More
Welcome back to weekend reading! Today’s food for thought: as Waitangi Day approaches, what it means to be there. And as we enjoy the beach and envy coastal homeowners, a worrying discovery about how ministers have been dealing with sea level rise…Read More
This year’s window has closed for having our say on Let’s Get Wellington Moving. Guest author Roger Boulter calls out the elephant in the room that’s now going to get bigger.Read More
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.Read More