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Submission on RMA Issues and Options Paper

Several members of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities have recently made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the RMA Issues and Options Paper, ‘Opportunities for Change’. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design and urban governance on 4 February 2020 – 10:56 am

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

Report: Green Space in Wellington’s Central City

A New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities team of researchers from University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington recently completed a detailed study of the provision of public green space in central Wellington City in relation to current and projected future population READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design on 5 December 2019 – 2:08 pm

Seminar: Housing First in New Zealand

We held a seminar with speakers Brodie Fraser, Carol McMinn, Clare Aspinall, Jenny Ombler and Nevil Pierse. ‘Housing First’ is an approach to ending homelessness by housing people first then providing the extra help they need. Will it work in NZ? Video coming soon. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 28 November 2019 – 2:07 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