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Can buildings provide habitat for native species?
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Can buildings provide habitat for native species?

By December 18, 2021 0
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Maggie MacKinnon’s research investigates the role buildings could play in enhancing urban green infrastructure. Rapid and increasing urbanisation results in habitat loss and degradation and is a primary threat to
Environmental Committee recommends amendments
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Environmental Committee recommends amendments

By December 3, 2021 0
Following the consideration of 966 submissions and 183 presentations of oral evidence in just under three weeks, the Environment Committee has presented its report on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to the House. Some of the
It’s time for an Aotearoa Design Office
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It’s time for an Aotearoa Design Office

By November 24, 2021 4
Government is pulling all the levers to get more housing built, but in the rush will we create environments worth living in? In Germany they consider the impact of building and place making so important to society that they have
What makes a city ‘walkable’?
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What makes a city ‘walkable’?

By November 19, 2021 0
Written by: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Swarnali Dihingia’s research is at the crux of New Zealand’s intensification debate. The National Policy Statement
Coalition for More Homes shows Auckland Council the way
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Coalition for More Homes shows Auckland Council the way

By November 13, 2021 2
The most commonly occurring building type in the vast majority of global cities is a three-storey terraced house. Its front faces the street and is built up from one side property boundary to the next, recognising that the next plot
UDF’s Submission and being heard on the future of our cities
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UDF’s Submission and being heard on the future of our cities

By November 13, 2021 3
Urban Design Forum Aotearoa – Submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill Read UDF’s full submission here Hearing Friday 19.11.21 UDF’s slot: 11.20 am Live and recorded feed is here: https://www.facebook.com/environmentSCNZ/ 
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