NZ policy issues

Seminar: Healthy Housing Initiatives in the USA & NZ

You are warmly invited to a seminar with speakers David Jacobs and Nevil Pierse. What did it take to get healthy housing on the agenda in the US? Closer to home, the Healthy Homes Initiative seeks to keep kids out of hospital by making their homes warm and dry. Date: Monday 4 November 2019Time: READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 4 October 2019 – 1:56 pm

Video: Making social housing healthy & sustainable

We held a seminar with speakers Simon Novak and Lara Rangiwhetu. Much of NZ’s housing stock, particularly rental, is cold and in poor condition and this has impacts on health. Social housing is often home to the most vulnerable so can remediation of social housing make a difference? See the READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 11 September 2019 – 1:47 pm

Video: Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools

We held 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? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and video & audio 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