Urban form and sustainability seminar

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.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 29 April 2016 – 11:47 am

Community in compact cities

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.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 26 April 2016 – 1:10 pm

Energy Cultures conference

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”.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and news & events on 21 April 2016 – 4:03 pm

Seminar: Urban Māori

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.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 1 April 2016 – 9:24 am

A single Australasian housing market?

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.

Posted in housing & building and research and urban governance on 31 March 2016 – 11:49 am

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