housing & building
We co-hosted a seminar with NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) with speakers Alena Bartoňová, Guy Coulson and Al Brennan. Citizens are increasingly doing it for themselves when it comes to monitoring air quality. Fed up with air pollution people are using cheap, easily available sensors to measure their local air quality but what are the implications of this trend? Video coming soon.
He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities are offering two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2019 Public Health Summer School in February 2019: Update on Rheumatic Fever prevention and control | WHO International Housing and Health Guidelines: Southern Hemisphere Launch.
We held a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? See the video.
We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.
An independent report A Stocktake Of New Zealand’s Housing was released this week. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities along with Alan Johnson of the Salvation Army and economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote the report which was commissioned last year READ MORE