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Recently a team of researchers from the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities submitted to Wellington City Council on its draft spatial plan. Blaschke P, Chapman R, Schrader B, Shaw C, Randal E, Howden-Chapman P & Shearer I. (2020.) Submission by the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities on Our City Tomorrow: Wellington’s Draft Spatial Plan
A University of Otago research proposal has been awarded an Endeavour Fund 2020 grant of $12,393,935 (excluding GST) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
On behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, Associate Professor Ralph Chapman and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman have made a submission to the newly established Climate Change Commission. Chapman, R and Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Transforming transport and cities in NZ: a note for the Climate Change Commission’s engagements on transport and urban form.
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 post-COVID-19 period. Watch the video.
In March a team of NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities researchers made a presentation to Wellington City Councillors and staff based on a report the group wrote for the Council on a study of the provision of public green space in the central city in relation to current and projected future population levels.