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Superilla Barcelona and the after Covid City

‘Superilla Barcelona’ and the after Covid City The restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the need for urban development that fosters proximity and reinforces the attributes that define urban life: Diversity, density and human exchange. Over the course of the three-day “Open Talks Superilla Barcelona”, a discussion and examination of the role of public […]

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UA’s NBE bill submission

UA’s NBE bill submission Urbanhub Aotearoa would like to commend the ministry for the opportunity to provide a written submission and speak about it with the Select Committee. Urbanhub Aotearoa was pleased to have the opportunity to present our submission on the RMA reform to the Select Committee. Find a copy of our sumission and our four […]

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‘Amenity’ that word

‘Amenity’ that word A discussion of the word amenity is called for  in the context of the RMA reform. It could end up being lost from our understanding of the values that are needed in the built environment. Amenity conveys  the value that feeds the human spirit when we look out of our windows and  walk our streets. Amenity is […]

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Adapting the ’15-minute city’

Adapting the ‘Superblock’ and the ’15-minute city’ models to Aotearoa: density, proximity and … parking. The “15-minute city ” is in a nutshell, built on the idea of proximity to activities and services. Cities could be designed or redesigned so that within the distance of a 15-minute walk or bike ride, people could live the essence of what constitutes the […]

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