At a time of rising house prices in our main urban areas, how can cities respond sustainably to what people want? We warmly invite you to a seminar on urban form and sustainability with speakers Ralph Chapman, Nadine Dodge, Pattern Reid, David Mitchell and Peter Matich. Date: 11 May 2016, 12pm – 1pm, Place: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington.
What does ‘community’ mean in compact cities? How does the built environment impact on social relations? How does our age and stage of life shape these experiences? What are the key debates and issues? Looking to answer these questions, researchers have compiled a literature review of factors that enhance place-based social relations in compact cities. It is now available free to download.
The programme for the Energy Cultures Conference, 6-7 July 2016 in Wellington, is now available. The theme is “Sustainable energy futures: Understanding behaviour and supporting transitions”.
We held a seminar on Our faces in our places: Recognising the diverse needs of urban Māori, with speakers Keriata Stuart, Anaru Waa, Biddy Livesey, and Jonathan Kilgour.
New research is out from Motu looking at whether the major cities in Australasia make up a single housing market, and what that means for housing prices and policies.