Seminar: Renewable energy urban futures – A global update

We warmly invite you to a seminar with Eric Martinot on Renewable Energy Urban Futures: A Global Update. Date: Tuesday 11th August, Place: Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 3, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington; Time: 12:40 – 1:30 pm.

Posted in energy and news & events on 30 July 2015 – 1:06 pm

Video: Positive urban regeneration

Kim van Sparrentak gave a seminar on positive urban regeneration, looking at examples in Sweden and the Netherlands. View online

Posted in news & events and research and urban governance and video & audio on 8 July 2015 – 3:27 pm

New study to boost children’s health by improving housing

Our home is where we spend the most time, it can be our main capital asset, and the home environment is of huge importance for our health. Young children who spend most of their time inside the home are especially vulnerable. He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, has received a $4.9 million grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research on 19 June 2015 – 2:27 pm

Sharing of climate change ideas at #Climathon

Share ideas, connect and collaborate with others, and generate an innovative solution to a climate change challenge within 24 hours – that was the goal of #Climathon. NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities was pleased to support Wellington’s participation in this global event. Here’s what happened, as told by Kim van Sparrentak, one of the team members.

Posted in climate change and news & events on 16 June 2015 – 11:05 am

Kids in the city: Including children in an intensifying city

We held a lunchtime seminar: Kids in the City: Including children in an intensifying city. With: Karen Witten and Robin Kearns. Video now available:

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 28 May 2015 – 3:10 pm

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