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04 JANUARY 2013

Neat Places: eating out in an earthquake devistated city

"Neat Places is an essential guide to the distinctive restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and galleries in New Zealand. Well, Christchurch, Wellington and Oamaru for starters. Our aim is to unveil the treasured places and celebrate the spirit of this eclectic mix of towns (with more to come!). Whether you're a local or just visiting, you'll find something here that tickles your fancy."

(Marcia Butterfield)

Fig.1 "Neat Places" designed by Matt Powell [http://fauxpar.se/]

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2010Aotearoa New Zealandbarscafe societyChristchurchChristchurch City Council • city directory • container mall • eat local • eating out • entertainment guide • everyday cultureheterotopiahome and livingleisure timelifestyle • local guide • Marcia Butterfield • Matt Powell • mutability • Neat Places (site) • Oamaru • places to visit • pocket guides • pop-up retail • Rangiora • Re:Start • recreational activitiesreterritorialisationsocial lifeSouth Islandthings to dotransforming cities

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Simon Perkins
07 OCTOBER 2012

Open Urban: Know Your City - Map, Inform, Discuss

"OpenUrban is the first open source user–generated web map and forum focusing on current and proposed urban development. It is a web platform for civic collaboration, a venue for debate, and an outlet and archive for information on urban development. We embrace crowd sourcing technology as a means to inform and empower. By combining written media with spatial information OpenUrban creates a powerful tool for people to understand how their cities are changing and supports their active participation in that change."

(OpenUrban, 2012)

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Simon Perkins
04 MARCH 2012

New Zealanders need to start more actively dealing with urban issues

"'It is essential that New Zealanders start dealing much more actively with urban issues,' asserts Professor Harvey Perkins, recently appointed Director of Transforming Cities: Innovations for Sustainable Futures (formerly, Transforming Auckland) and Professor of Planning.

'We need to embrace the ideas of 'urban sustainability and liveability',' notions he explores in his most recent publication, Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World, co–authored with Professor David Thorns. This work followed a series of jointly published articles with colleagues at Lincoln University and The University of Auckland critically examining the ways in which sustainability thinking has been interpreted and incorporated in urban planning in New Zealand."

(Jenny Dixon, 16 February 2012)

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Aotearoa New ZealandAucklandcities • David Thorns • economic changeenvironmental changeeveryday life • globalizing world • Harvey Perkins • human geographyinterdisciplinary • interdisciplinary urban research • landscape • Lincoln University • liveabilityNew Zealandersperi-urban changeperiurbanisation • research scope • rural social changesociologysustainabilitysustainability thinking • Transforming Auckland • transforming cities • TRI • University of AucklandUniversity of Canterburyurban changeurban issuesurban planningurban researchurban sprawlurban sustainability

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Simon Perkins
01 JANUARY 2004

Bangkok: City Theme-park

The mono–rail track suspended above Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok allows travellers to view the city and street life in air–conditioned comfort. In this way the train appears to situate its passengers as spectators of a programmed urban non–place in much the same way as motorists are seen to be located within the space of the German Autobahns – as described by Marc Augé.

Augé, Marc. 1995 Non–Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, London/New York, : Verso

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Autobahn • BangkokcitiescityMarc Auge • mono-rail • monorail • non-placerailspectator • Sukhumvit Road • Supermodernity • theme parktransforming citiestravellerurban issues
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