Getting inspired about making cities more sustainable

Prompted by a Radio NZ programme (Tommy Honey, ‘Urbanist’, 22 September 2014), Ralph Chapman samples the range of interesting literature and journalism that has emerged in recent years about remaking cities to be more sustainable:

Posted in health and housing & building and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 26 November 2014 – 7:37 am

Seminar – Urban air quality: Relationships between urban form, pollutant behaviour and population health

Date: Tuesday 25 November, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. Experts from Europe and New Zealand will discuss the latest research on ways to achieve sustainable improvements in air quality, with benefits for the health of urban residents.

Posted in health and news & events and research and urban design on 4 November 2014 – 9:50 am

Events: healthy cities, resilient cities

There’s some upcoming international conversations on urban issues – a webinar on designing and planning for healthy cities and a conference on urban resilience and environment >>

Posted in news & events and urban design and urban governance on 29 October 2014 – 8:50 am

Urban growth plan

We made a submission to Wellington City Council on the Wellington Urban Growth Plan. In it, we discuss housing (health, affordability, density, and what people in Wellington prefer), open spaces, Māori and urban planning, transport and parking, plus suggestions on specific aspects of the plan.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 16 October 2014 – 9:48 am

Video: Healthy housing – Can they fix it?

Multi-talented University of Otago medical students present (and sing about) their research on healthy housing in Wellington. Do families have the knowledge and power to improve their housing conditions?

Posted in health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and video & audio on 9 October 2014 – 1:21 pm

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