In his new book, Ralph Chapman argues that we have only a small window of time before the pressures from climate change become too great for us to address them coherently. Time of Useful Consciousness is a practical call to action for NZ policy-makers and citizens, identifying steps that are urgent and critical for the creation of a green economy and a sustainable future.
Out now from our researchers – how improving the built environment, such as retrofitting houses or designing streets to encourage cycling and walking, can have significant impacts on our health and well-being.
We warmly invite you to a seminar with Eric Martinot on Renewable Energy Urban Futures: A Global Update. Date: Tuesday 11th August, Place: Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 3, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington; Time: 12:40 – 1:30 pm.
Kim van Sparrentak gave a seminar on positive urban regeneration, looking at examples in Sweden and the Netherlands. View online
Our home is where we spend the most time, it can be our main capital asset, and the home environment is of huge importance for our health. Young children who spend most of their time inside the home are especially vulnerable. He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, has received a $4.9 million grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.