City-building after disaster in Christchurch

‘Once in a lifetime: City-building after disaster in Christchurch’ is a collection of essays with contributions from our own Graciela Rivera-Muñoz and Philippa Howden-Chapman. Graciela and Philippa spoke at events in Wellington, reflecting on the Christchurch recovery process and alternative approaches to city-building.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 17 September 2014 – 9:41 am

City cycling demand analysis

Tom Pettit and Nadine Dodge, both with our Resilient Urban Futures research programme, have explored how people would like to cycle in Wellington City. Wellington City Council funded their report and will use this research in deciding how to develop a cycleway from Island Bay to the central city.

Posted in behaviour change and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 15 September 2014 – 8:21 am

Science Challenge 11 funding a breakthrough for predominantly urban New Zealand

The Government’s announcement of funding for Science Challenge 11 is welcome recognition that New Zealand is now predominantly an urban country, says the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues on 8 September 2014 – 4:43 pm

Kids in the city

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Karen Witten talks to Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan about the experiences of children in our inner cities and suburbs – their travel, physical activity and independent mobility in their neighbourhoods. She considers guidelines for child-friendly high density developments and how to make streets safer and easier for walkers and cyclists.

Posted in behaviour change and research and transport and urban design and video & audio on 19 August 2014 – 12:31 pm

Slam on the brakes! Island Bay cycleway discussion

Is a cycleway a good idea for climate change mitigation? Is the Island Bay cycleway a good idea? What are the thoughts and concerns of Newtown businesses and where should we go from here? A video presentation and report by medical students of University of Otago Wellington

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 6 August 2014 – 11:35 am

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