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Seminar: 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

Submission on the ‘Central City Safer Speeds’ project

These members of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, Ralph Chapman, Paul Blaschke, Ed Randal, Michael Keall, and Philippa Howden-Chapman, recently made a submission to Wellington City Council’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s ‘Central City Safer Speeds’ proposal. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and urban design on 3 April 2020 – 11:51 am

Seminar: Indigenous housing projects in Canada & New Zealand

We held a seminar with speakers Karine Perreault and Cheryl Davies. Both Māori in New Zealand and the Indigenous peoples of Canada are disproportionately affected by housing inequities. Can the construction of better quality housing improve their health and well-being? Video coming soon. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and urban design on 11 November 2019 – 4:14 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: 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