1. Increasing walking and cycling in NZ cities: The Model Communities Programme


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    Seminar: Increasing walking and cycling in NZ cities Presented by: Ralph Chapman, Michael Keall & Sarah Free You are warmly invited to hear about our new study showing that the Model Communities Programme, which provided government funding for walking and cycling in two NZ cities, has been successful in stopping the general decline in healthy, active travel. We will also discuss Wellington’s progress on cycling infrastructure. Speakers: Michael Keall, Ralph Chapman, Sarah Free. Time: Thursday 16th April 2015, noon – 1 pm, Place: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, ground floor, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington. The Model Communities Programme provided government funding for walking and cycling infrastructure and promotion in New Plymouth and Hastings. This was an opportunity for researchers to run an innovative series of surveys to estimate changes in walking and cycling in these two cities, compared to two other New Zealand cities that were not receiving the same programme. Michael and Ralph will discuss results that showed a large and statistically significant increase in the proportion of trips that were made on foot and bike, indicating that the Model Communities Programme has been successful in stopping a general declining trend for healthy, active travel. In 2014 Wellington City Council committed to a greatly increased annual expenditure of $4.3 million on cycling infrastructure. Since then NZTA and the government have become involved with promises of extra funding for high quality commuter cycleways. Sarah Free will talk about progress to date: the successes, the pitfalls and the challenge to gain more widespread support for cycling infrastructure. --- Dr Michael Keall Injury epidemiologist in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington Michael’s current research interests include exposure assessment for housing, roads and vehicles, and travel behaviour. He is a lead researcher in the MBIE-funded Resilient Urban Futures programme, in particular the ACTIVE study, an evaluation of cycling and walking infrastructure and encouragement in two local authorities. Dr Ralph Chapman Associate professor and director of the Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington Ralph is a member of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities and a researcher on the ACTIVE study. His interests centre on policies that address the problem of climate change, including housing, energy, transport, and urban policies. His work in New Zealand has mainly been with government agencies, and internationally with the OECD, for example in expert groups reviewing the environmental performance of various countries. He has worked for 25 years on climate change policy, including as a negotiator of the Kyoto Protocol for the New Zealand government. Sarah Free Wellington City Councillor Sarah was elected in 2013 on a platform of improving community resilience, transport choices and supporting local businesses. She has campaigned on many transport-related matters including reduced bus fares, more bus shelters, better cycling infrastructure and measures to improve pedestrian safety. She is proud to have put the new Kilbirnie cycle/walkway on the table.

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    • Awake City Gallery


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      This video is about john Duckworth and his Awake exhibit at the City Gallery in Charleston SC

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      • Creative Placemaking


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        The City Gallery talks about creative placemaking in the King Park area neighborhoods.

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        • A W A K E by John Duckworth


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          This video is about John Duckworth and the art show AWAKE at the City Gallery in Charleston, SC, Nov. 8- Dec. 21, 2014

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          • Paper City Exhibition (2011)


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            Built as a ‘paper city’ to reflect the rich stories gleaned from over 170 years of letterheaded correspondence, Paper City was a collaboration between Stephen Banham, Christine Eid and Andrew May. The project involved months of researching the archives and collections held by the City Council.

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            • Rasping Music (Live @ City Gallery Wellington)


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              Wound Sound -- Live Performances Thursday 21 November City Gallery Wellington In association with Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art

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              • Wellington - alive and vibrant


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                This 4 minute time lapse proves that Wellington, New Zealand is a vibrant city. Shot over 6 months, with over 17,000 images (many not used), the clip has over 30 scenes capturing the essence of how the latest Lonely Planet Guide rated Wellington. It also shows how great the past summer has been and what Wellingtonians love about their city. Gear used involves the Stage Zero slider by Dynamic Perception with MX2 controller, Nikon D700, Sony NEX-7 and a $10 wind-up kitchen timer adapted for the rotational time lapse segment in this video. It's a bit coarse but the effect is good until I get the Dynamic Perception VX1 Rotary Motion Blocks. I also used a GoPro camera strapped to a Segway which seemed to give a good result. Stablilisation was made with ProDad Mercalli 2 software. Thanks for watching. 'Likes' and 'comments' gratefully received. Music: MitiS & MaHi - Blu https://soundcloud.com/mitis http://www.facebook.com/Mitismusic

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                • Letting Space


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                  Productive Bodies, a work by choreographer and performance artist Mark Harvey. Curated by Sophie Jerram and Mark Amery, Letting Space. This work was filmed on the Wellington Waterfront before a panel discussion in the Telestra Tent during the International Festival of Arts, Wellington on Wednesday March 14th, 2012.

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                  • Letting Space


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                    Productive Bodies, a work by choreographer and performance artist Mark Harvey. Curated by Sophie Jerram and Mark Amery, Letting Space. This work was filmed in Lambton Quay, Wellington on Thursday March 15th, 2012.

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                    • 100 Years of Arsenal Tech Art at the Harrison Center


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                      Over the last 100 years, Arsenal Tech on the Eastside of Indianapolis has established a strong arts legacy. Alumni, students and teachers gathered at the City Gallery at the Harrison Center for the Arts to celebrate the work of Otto Stark, Robert Indiana, Bill Peet and other famous Arsenal Tech alumni and teachers, as well the new class of emerging artists.

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