climate change

Symposium: Improving housing standards for co-benefits

The built environment sector is one of the largest producers of carbon emissions in New Zealand. How do we get the sector to carbon zero by 2050? As part of the 2020 Public Health Summer School the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities is hosting a symposium to answer this question. Date: Tuesday 11 READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 5 December 2019 – 2:45 pm

Submission: Options available to reduce GHG emissions 2022-2035

Ralph Chapman, Helen Viggers and Philippa Howden-Chapman, members of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, recently sent a submission to the Interim Climate Change Commission: Response to Call for evidence on Options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2022-2035. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 27 November 2019 – 8:21 am

Submission on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development

Two of our researchers, Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, wrote a submission on behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities to the Ministry for the Environment on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Chapman, R. and Howden-Chapman, P. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design on 18 October 2019 – 2:40 pm

Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

The NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities recently made a submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Randal, E., & Ombler, J. (2019). Submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate READ MORE

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 28 August 2019 – 3:58 pm

Seminar: Slowing down for a healthier, wealthier and more sustainable city

We held a seminar with speaker Rodney Tolley. For more than a century, a principle goal of transport strategies in the city has been for us to ‘go faster’, in order to save time. What do we do when we see that going faster isn’t saving any time?

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 20 February 2019 – 5:43 pm