Seeking Assistant Research Fellow – Resilient Urban Futures

We have a great opportunity for a researcher to join our Resilient Urban Futures programme, on a project to identify and analyse the important drivers of urban change in NZ,

Posted in news & events on 16 October 2014 – 11:43 am

Urban growth plan

We made a submission to Wellington City Council on the Wellington Urban Growth Plan. In it, we discuss housing (health, affordability, density, and what people in Wellington prefer), open spaces, Māori and urban planning, transport and parking, plus suggestions on specific aspects of the plan.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 16 October 2014 – 9:48 am

Video: Healthy housing – Can they fix it?

Multi-talented University of Otago medical students present (and sing about) their research on healthy housing in Wellington. Do families have the knowledge and power to improve their housing conditions?

Posted in health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and video & audio on 9 October 2014 – 1:21 pm

Master class: Building healthy, sustainable homes, communities and cities

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Michael Baker, Karen Witten, Time: Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10-11:50 am, Place: Aotea Centre, Auckland.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 6 October 2014 – 10:36 am

Guy McPherson on climate change

Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of conservation biology, is speaking at a series of events in Wellington in October on ‘Abrupt climate change: Evidence and options for the future to preserve a living planet’.

Posted in climate change and news & events on 26 September 2014 – 4:33 pm