Currently, New Zealand discards 1.5 million tonnes of waste each year. However, only 28% of this is recycled. This snapshot indicates New Zealand has a long way to go in waste reduction and recovery. With the number of products consumed...
The sustainability movement is growing in momentum, driven by an increasing awareness and understanding that our quality of life now and into the future is dependent on how we care for, and manage our impact, on our environment.
A serious, long-term...
‘Tactical urbanism’ or ‘guerilla urbanism’ is one of the most exciting trends to hit our streets.
Already making an impact in cities around the world, New Zealand cities are embracing the concept. But what is tactical urbanism?
Tactical urbanism is the term...
At the start of 2021, Urban Effects reflects on how the challenges of 2020 have given New Zealanders a fresh perspective on the value of our parks and public spaces.
The way we live, work and play has changed, driven...
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What Does Sustainable City Mean?
Sustainable cities offer optimal quality of life to their current residents without reducing the opportunities for future residents to have fulfilling lives and flourish in their environment. These are...