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WSP Opus to help reconnect Manawatu

2 July 2019 Kate Palmer

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Leading design and engineering consultancy WSP Opus is delighted to be part of the successful Advance Alliance, selected by the NZ Transport Agency as the preferred tenderer to deliver the Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway project.

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Dangerous driving spot sees NZ-first safety innovation

27 June 2019 Kate Palmer

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Users of a notorious Waikato intersection will benefit from an innovative road safety solution – the first of its kind in New Zealand.

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WSP Opus archaeologists identify historic find

4 June 2019 Kate Palmer

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Work to prepare a key Marlborough transport route for the future has shed new light on the past.

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WSP Opus welcomes Wellbeing Budget

30 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Ian Blair, WSP Opus Managing Director, explains why a focus on wellbeing is important.

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Opinion: Roads don’t cause crashes, human error does

6 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Leading safety expert Dr Fergus Tate discusses what people can do to reduce the risk for themselves and other road users.

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The aftermath of Cyclone Fehi and Cyclone Gita

20 March 2019 Chloe Brigden

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This time last year ex-tropical cyclones Fehi and Gita caused over $81 million dollars of destruction during their six-week siege of New Zealand’s west coast.

The fury of Fehi and Gita forced the West Coast, Nelson and Tasman regions into a state of emergency; with many communities needing to evacuate their homes due to severe storms, flooding and contamination.

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Can we change our approach to urban mobility systems

22 February 2019 Kate Palmer

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At the Active Living and Environment Conference last week Claire Pascoe, Lead Advisor Urban Mobility NZTA, suggested that we might need to apply some different thinking to address our urban transport challenges.

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What is Smart Mobility?

19 December 2018

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Is it possible to design a future where car is no longer king?


A future city is determining trends in data, technology and behaviours and utilising such findings to shape the way we live, work and transport ourselves. 

The Future Cities Podcast delves into the behind-the-scenes stories of New Zealand's engineers. As we touch base to see how this information is gathered, analysed and encompassed to build better, more liveable cities. Touching on technologies and trends that have shaped their careers, disruptors in the industry and technologies that are transforming the world we live in. 

In this episode, Expert in Smart Mobility, Louise Baker talks about a vision of our transport future where the car is no longer king, and all forms of transport are easily accessible.

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Mobility as a co-op

17 December 2018 Kate Palmer

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It’s clear from the way users have embraced initiatives such as bike and e-scooter sharing schemes that there is a considerable appetite for a future that is built on shared and active mobility.

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