housing & building

Seminar: Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools

We warmly invite you to a seminar with speakers Julie Bennett and Perry Davy. Why is it that we are aware that poor outdoor air quality can affect our health but we don’t commonly recognise that indoor air quality matters as much, if not more? Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019Time: 12:00 READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized on 26 July 2019 – 3:14 pm

Video: Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lesson from Te Ao Hurihuri

We held a seminar with speaker Jade Kake. At a time when Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis does papakāinga housing development offer a culturally and financially sustainable solution? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 17 May 2019 – 9:39 am

Seminar: Sensors and Citizen Science

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?

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 4 April 2019 – 11:33 am

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities – one day courses

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.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 20 December 2018 – 1:13 pm

Video – Introducing CYCLES : a longitudinal global study of Children and Youth in Cities

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.  

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 31 May 2018 – 1:10 pm