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Video: Community severance – the barrier effects of busy roads

We held a seminar with speakers Professor Jennifer Mindell and Dr Nadine Dodge. What happens when you can’t get where you need to go because of busy roads? Apart from feeling frustrated is it bad for your health? Watch the video.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and health and news & events and transport and urban design and video & audio on 7 March 2019 – 2:59 pm

Seminar: Slowing down for a healthier, wealthier and more sustainable city

We held a seminar with speaker Rodney Tolley. For more than a century, a principle goal of transport strategies in the city has been for us to ‘go faster’, in order to save time. What do we do when we see that going faster isn’t saving any time?

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 20 February 2019 – 5:43 pm

Creating climate-friendly cities

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities member Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, Victoria University of Wellington, and other researchers from the Centre have been collaborating on research looking into creating sustainable urban transport and how cities can transition to emitting less carbon through READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 31 January 2019 – 1:35 pm

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: Can the bicycle save the city?

We held a seminar with speakers Alistair Woodward, Hamish Mackie and Ralph Chapman. Most of the world’s people now live in cities but increasingly cities are unhealthy, unpleasant places with unsustainable impacts on our environment. How can the bicycle help to make cities more humane, sustainable, healthy, joyful and productive places? Watch the video.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and video & audio on 17 August 2018 – 1:49 pm