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Indigenous heritage in cities: representing Wellington’s past

This paper aims to examine how Indigenous heritage values are represented within western urban environments. By using an urban design lens, this paper builds on an emerging body of knowledge by analysing existing designed heritage landscapes in an attempt to recognize the contrasts between western...
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Why Melbourne kept its trams

Why did Melbourne keep its trams, especially during the 1950s and 1960s when other Australian capital cities, the major cities in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, and most US and Canadian cities didn’t? Melbourne now has the largest tramway system in the world, as...
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Absolutely positively not the first plan for Wellington

There is a popular view, one which has gone largely unchallenged in both historical and scholarly narratives to date, that Captain William Mein Smith arrived in Port Nicholson in 1839 armed with a map for Wellington designed by a Mr Samuel Cobham of London who...
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Redefining migration in global Sydney

The global Sydney thesis and the migration thesis, two important dimensions of the impacts of contemporary globalisation, have been developing in parallel. In this article, we argue that the two theses are intrinsically linked. Sydney’s rise as a global city is closely associated with its...
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Great expectations

When we consider ways of moving through the urban environment the tendency is to focus on how the material ‘fixities’, such as a city’s morphology, infrastructures, and built forms, calibrate such movement(s). In this way the practices of movement are reductively understood as vectorial, and...