October 2013

Healthy cities – Andrew Dannenberg

We held a seminar on how the design of our built environment can support human health and sustainability, with Andrew Dannenberg from the University of Washington in Seattle. View the presentation:

Posted in health and news & events and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 23 October 2013 – 12:05 pm

Book review: Homes people can afford

Peter Ellis reviews our book – Homes People Can Afford – “a timely contribution to the debate on what is to be done about housing affordability in New Zealand”

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban design and urban governance on 21 October 2013 – 8:00 am

WoF for houses: Radio NZ interview

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Cities, discusses the introduction of a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing as a way to improve the quality of homes in New Zealand.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban governance and video & audio on 18 October 2013 – 10:30 am

Summer school courses on urban health and sustainability

An exciting new programme for the 18th Public Health Summer School is now open for registration. With over 30 courses of 1-3 days duration, this popular event will be held from 3 – 21 February 2014 at University of Otago Wellington in Newtown.

Posted in climate change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 10 October 2013 – 3:27 pm