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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? Video coming soon.
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.
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?
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 changing the way people travel from cars to more active transport – cycling and walking. The work of the team features in a recent article on Victoria University of Wellington’s Science webpage.
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.