NZ policy issues

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

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

Access and land use: a brief exploration

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’, Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in future. He READ MORE

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues on 10 April 2018 – 11:50 am