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

Master class: Building healthy, sustainable homes, communities and cities

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Michael Baker, Karen Witten, Time: Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10-11:50 am, Place: Aotea Centre, Auckland.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 6 October 2014 – 10:36 am

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