North American vs Japanese zoning

Zoning regulations, Japan vs USA.

tldr: USA specifies what is allowed, which is quite restrictive. Japan specifies what is not allowed, so anything goes as long as it doesn’t create a problem.

The article lists a number of consequences, including the impacts on diversity and sprawl.

Via NUMTOTS (New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens) fb group via Spacebook

Wellington’s controversial Lower Tory St redesign wrapped up

Project Detail – PrefabNZ

Any current students interested in joining a competition team for the below please contact Jen at via Spacebook

Wellington Kitchens |Wardrobes| Doors| Vanities|Cabinets

Job opportunity for Bastion Design in Lower Hutt

Position is for a kitchen / wardrobe designer and sales role, we would need someone with;
good communication skills
Interest in the Sales process.
Knowledge of a CAD based system will be of benefit.
This is a part time role so we can work in with the study hours with a goal of finding the right match to become full time once study has finished.
We would be paying minimum wage to start however would review this at 6 month’s looking to increase this as the person progresses in their abilities.
The work would be done at our Lower Hutt Showroom where we design and sell from, the vision for the coming year is to find a suitable showroom space in Wellington from where we will set up our new Showroom.
All computer hardware and software is supplied by Bastian.
Full training and design support will be given by our head designer.
Bastian is starting on a growth / change period where we are looking to strengthen our slice of the renovation market and set ourselves in front of other local suppliers by having progressive and good design, sharp pricing, quality service in all aspects. So we are looking for someone who wants to be part of a growing company and help in achieving its goals. via Spacebook

The Dowse Art Museum

Goopy drippy plastics perform deliquescent deteriorations… via Spacebook

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