I chatted with NewstalkZB’s Kate Hawkesby about the urban growth of the provinces and whether intensification is inevitable. She was concerned that we’d loose the charm and character of our rural areas as a result.
The key to vibrant and sustainable cities is mixed-use development in main activity centres, yet New Zealand has taken the path towards American suburbia. Urban systems expert Dr Tom Logan calls for an integrated response to the climate and housing crises which could rejuvenate our downtowns.
Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated.
Following a year of heat waves and fires now is a good time to consider adapting to climate change and mitigating natural hazards.