Wellington Towards 2040

Forming the “digital powerhouse”…

Wellington’s biggest assets are its compact form, its harbour setting and the quality of life. It also boasts a highly skilled population with the highest incomes in the country.

### idealog.co.nz 29 Sept 2011 @ 11:13 am
Wellington’s new 30-year vision
By Design Daily Team
Last night Wellington City Council unanimously agreed on a long term vision for the city, one that will have sustainability, digital saviness and innovation at its core. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the strategy, called Wellington Towards 2040: Smart Capital, would underpin and guide all Council strategies across economic, environmental, social, technology, transport and other key issues.

The four goals identified by the council are:

People-centred city – the aim is to be healthy, vibrant, affordable, resilient, have a strong sense of identity, and strong and healthy communities.

Connected city – this is connectedness in every sense: physical, virtual or social. Strategies like the Digital Strategy fall under this.

Eco-city – this is a response to all the environmental challenges the city faces over the coming decades, and the Council is confident [it] can lead the country by example.

Dynamic central city – this section largely deals with urban design aspects of the central city – making sure it’s still a great place to be where new ideas happen – and maintaining its role as the creative and innovative force to drive the regional economy.

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WCC Report (15 September 2011)

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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One response to “Wellington Towards 2040

  1. Elizabeth

    Central location opposite national museum Te Papa. Excellent.

    ### ODT Online Tue, 8 Dec 2015
    Jackson, Taylor commit to movie museum
    New details emerged today of the movie museum which will boast personal film memorabilia collections from Kiwi movie moguls Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor. […] Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown confirmed this afternoon that the council had agreed unanimously to buy land in the central city to build a combined movie museum and convention centre.
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