October 2008

Eco-districts for urban sustainability: Seminar

The School of Government and the Institute of Policy Studies in association with the Centre for Sustainable Cities held a seminar on 11 November 2008 at Victoria University, Wellington. Speakers included Tricia Austin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. She spoke on: Creating eco-districts for urban sustainability: Lessons from Hammarby Sjostad and Eco-Viikki.

Posted in research and urban design on 28 October 2008 – 10:21 am

Seminar: Operationalising equity and evidence in local government health planning

Mark Boyd is Director, Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities at ICLEI Oceania. Mark has over 15 years experience in the public health sector, including four years in working on local government health plans, involving development of the first local government strategy in Australia to reduce alcohol-related harms, which has been used as a model for similar work across Australia. Similarly, his models in food security approaches by local government are now used across the state and by various local governments throughout Australia.

Posted in health and NZ policy issues and urban governance on 21 October 2008 – 12:14 pm

Zero traffic deaths: Visions for road safety

Claes Tingvall presented a seminar on the controversial ‘Vision Zero’ approach to road safety.

Posted in research and transport on 10 October 2008 – 5:37 pm