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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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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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It’s getting a bit intense…

People seem surprised that homes in a medium-density housing development in Newtown have sold like hot cakes – almost all sold off the plans. There seems lots of confusion about residential intensification, so just as a starter, here are some fun facts! 

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X-ray goggles and imagination: what do we see in our towns? Decolonising Cities symposium

Seeing your hometown with fresh eyes is always a good thing, even (especially) when that’s a bit uncomfortable. Lured by the challenging concept of “Re-Māorifying”, Talk Wellington’s Isabella Cawthorn found some home truths and fresh perspectives about Porirua – and all our towns.

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 21.10.17

This week TalkWellington’s had a mole at the Asian Pacific Cycle Congress (a gathering of bike-geeky types talking about how to get more people biking), held in Christchurch/Ōtautahi.   We’ll distil the most interesting morsels for you later, but for now: things that struck us comparing our Wellington region towns and the Garden City. Rebuilding after…

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