March 2010

Local renewable energy policies & actions

A global survey and prospects for NZ

Posted in energy and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 30 March 2010 – 4:37 pm

Rethinking ‘progress’: an evaluation of the Wellington Region genuine progress index

Arron Packard – Masters Thesis

Posted in NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 24 March 2010 – 10:35 am

Mortgagee sales and density

Helen Viggers, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities The spatial distribution of mortgagee sales across New Zealand cities, between 2000 and mid 2009 was examined.

Posted in housing & building and research and urban design on 19 March 2010 – 8:26 am

Mapping and visualizing urban form: urban intensification analysis for NZ cities

Pengjun Zhao, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities Urban intensification is one of key issues for local carbon management as it has influences on community energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions. This presentation will report the results of urban density analysis for major New Zealand cities.

Posted in climate change and research and urban design on 19 March 2010 – 8:24 am

Sustainable development: The key to tackling health inequalities

When it comes to causing health inequalities, environmental considerations play a significant role. Food, transport, green space and the built environment are all factors which can narrow or widen the health gap between rich and poor communities. But the Sustainable Development Commission believes that the environmental causes of health inequalities are still being under-appreciated.

Posted in health and research and urban design on 10 March 2010 – 11:19 am