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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

Seminar: Indigenous housing projects in Canada & New Zealand

We held a seminar with speakers Karine Perreault and Cheryl Davies. Both Māori in New Zealand and the Indigenous peoples of Canada are disproportionately affected by housing inequities. Can the construction of better quality housing improve their health and well-being? Video coming soon. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and urban design on 11 November 2019 – 4:14 pm

Working Paper for National Science Challenge 11

Three of our members have written a working paper for National Science Challenge 11, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities. Chapman, R., Bennett, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Scope for building performance provisions to advance building sustainability and environmental performance in READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design and urban governance on 18 October 2019 – 2:56 pm

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