Seeking Research Fellow – GIS / Programming specialist

We have a rare opportunity to join our team developing a ground-breaking land use, transport and environment model. You will build a graphic user interface for the model, as well as contribute to the project by writing calculation packages and further developing the model. This is a full-time, fixed term position for one year based at our Wellington Campus.

Posted in news & events on 22 August 2014 – 10:54 am

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

Improving prepayment electricity schemes could benefit households

As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest NZ Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research on 21 July 2014 – 3:18 pm

Seminar: Taking smokefree streets seriously

Come to a seminar with George Thomson on smokefree streets in our cities. Date: Friday 11 July 2014, Time: 12.30 to 1.30 pm, Place: Small Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban governance on 9 July 2014 – 9:50 am