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Public Health Summer School symposiums 2021

We are delighted to announce our two Public Health Summer School 2021 symposiums to be held here at the University of Otago Wellington. Building for zero carbon by 2050 Tuesday 16 February 2021 The building and construction sector is responsible for 20% of NZ’s carbon emissions and has a key READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 5 November 2020 – 2:53 pm

Submission on Wellington’s draft spatial plan

Recently a team of researchers from the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities submitted to Wellington City Council on its draft spatial plan. Blaschke P, Chapman R, Schrader B, Shaw C, Randal E, Howden-Chapman P & Shearer I. (2020.) Submission by the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities on 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 and urban governance on 12 October 2020 – 8:42 am

Funding for new research on public housing & urban regeneration

A University of Otago research proposal has been awarded an Endeavour Fund 2020 grant of $12,393,935 (excluding GST) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 September 2020 – 3:18 pm

Submission to Climate Change Commission on transforming transport & cities in NZ

On behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, Associate Professor Ralph Chapman and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman have made a submission to the newly established Climate Change Commission. Chapman, R and Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Transforming transport and cities in NZ: a note for the READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and urban design on 3 September 2020 – 8:55 am

Video: Green infrastructure for central Wellington post-COVID

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Maibritt Pedersen Zari and Amy Hobbs about greenspace in Wellington city after the COVID-19 lockdown. Added to the existing challenges of climate change, demographic change and the biodiversity crisis the city now faces new challenges in the READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized on 20 July 2020 – 10:27 am