Kids in the city: housing

This three-part series of guest posts is written by Alex Bonham, a member of Women in Urbanism, who has worked as a Porse carer and is now researching “the playful city” for her doctorate. In this series of three posts I will be looking at how kids fit in to the city.…
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Auckland’s City Centre Plans

Auckland’s city centre has been growing strongly with more and more people living, working or studying there. On top of that, over the last 10-15 years we’ve seen a significant shift with more people now arriving in the city centre each morning by public transport than by car.…
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Great new video from Auckland Transport

We do frequently critique Auckland Transport, but this is only because we are impatient for change and AT must play a key role in making Auckland a better city. So it’s great when they create something really awesome – and a good example of that is this new video: Let’s see this approach coming through in everything AT does.…
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Flashback Saturday: If you want more consumption choices, live near lots of other people

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Peter was originally published in March 2015. One of the many reasons that people choose to live in cities is that cities offer variety. As Stu Donovan has argued before, being around more people sometimes seems inconvenient, but it also exposes you to new ideas, new people, and new consumption choices.…
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Flashback Saturday: Proximity and Integration (The Metropolitan Revolution)

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Kent was originally published in May 2014.  Our open, innovative economy increasingly craves proximity and extols integration, which allows knowledge to be transferred easily between, within, and across clusters, firms, workers and supporting institutions, thereby enabling the creation of new ideas that fuel even greater economic activity and growth.…
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Are we there yet?

I’m often still really shocked by some of the attitudes against diversifying the workforce in our urban industries. In July 2018, Manglin Pillay, CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering published this disturbing piece of writing, that clearly demonstrates why we need more women in our urban industries.…
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