We’ve made a submission to Wellington City Council about safer speed limits in the central city. We think that lowering the speed limit will reduce the number and severity of road accidents, encourage cycling, reduce costs for drivers, and reduce air and noise pollution from vehicles, so creating a cleaner and pleasant central city for residents and visitors.
Researchers Amber Pearson, Lucy Telfar Barnard, Jamie Pearce, Simon Kingham and Philippa Howden-Chapman have looked at the relationship between housing quality and resilience in NZ neighbourhoods. Their study suggests that improving housing quality in deprived areas could potentially boost health and resilience.
We were pleased to welcome four speakers from Christchuch: Jessica Halliday (Festival of Transitional Architecture), Brie Sherow (Life in Vacant Spaces), Juliet Arnott (Rekindle) and Barnaby Bennett (Freerange Press). See the video from this event:
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Visiting researcher, Eric Martinot, is teaching Sustainable Energy in Wellington (March- April 2014).