Lessons from adversity

How do cities and communities come back from disasters, natural or man-made? Reed Kroloff, architectural writer and commentator, is speaking in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 26 August 2014 – 3:55 pm

Seeking Research Fellow – GIS / Programming specialist

We have a rare opportunity to join our team developing a ground-breaking land use, transport and environment model. You will build a graphic user interface for the model, as well as contribute to the project by writing calculation packages and further developing the model. This is a full-time, fixed term position for one year based at our Wellington Campus.

Posted in news & events on 22 August 2014 – 10:54 am

Kids in the city

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Karen Witten talks to Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan about the experiences of children in our inner cities and suburbs – their travel, physical activity and independent mobility in their neighbourhoods. She considers guidelines for child-friendly high density developments and how to make streets safer and easier for walkers and cyclists.

Posted in behaviour change and research and transport and urban design and video & audio on 19 August 2014 – 12:31 pm

Slam on the brakes! Island Bay cycleway discussion

Is the Island Bay cycleway a good idea? What are the ideas and concerns of Newtown businesses and where should we go from here? A presentation by medical students of University of Otago Wellington. Time: Friday 8 August 10:30am, Place: Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, Wellington School of Medicine, 23A Mein Street, Newtown

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 6 August 2014 – 11:35 am

Improving prepayment electricity schemes could benefit households

As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest NZ Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research on 21 July 2014 – 3:18 pm