Seminar: Why we need healthy streets

We warmly invite you to a free public seminar with speaker Lucy Saunders. How do our streets influence our health? Can we transform our streets into healthier places? Come and hear about the Healthy Streets Approach which puts people and health first. Date: Wednesday 8 August Time: 12 pm – 1 pm Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Posted in behaviour change and energy and health and news & events and transport and urban design on 13 July 2018 – 10:51 am

Cost-benefit study confirms benefits of walking and cycling investment

A cost-benefit study published by Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities found that a walking and cycling programme in two New Zealand cities has shown a good return on investment. Read the paper here READ MORE

Posted in news & events and transport on 7 June 2018 – 2:34 pm

Seminar – Introducing CYCLES : a longitudinal global study of Children and Youth in Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? Video coming soon.  

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 31 May 2018 – 1:10 pm

New Paper: Access and Land use

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’ Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in the READ MORE

Posted in transport on 18 May 2018 – 3:47 pm


Caroline Shaw and colleagues recently completed their submission on the draft government policy statement on land transport. Read their submission here. READ MORE

Posted in transport on 18 May 2018 – 3:42 pm