September 2014

Guy McPherson on climate change

Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of conservation biology, is speaking at a series of events in Wellington in October on ‘Abrupt climate change: Evidence and options for the future to preserve a living planet’.

Posted in climate change and news & events on 26 September 2014 – 4:33 pm

City-building after disaster in Christchurch

‘Once in a lifetime: City-building after disaster in Christchurch’ is a collection of essays with contributions from our own Graciela Rivera-Muñoz and Philippa Howden-Chapman. Graciela and Philippa spoke at events in Wellington, reflecting on the Christchurch recovery process and alternative approaches to city-building.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 17 September 2014 – 9:41 am

City cycling demand analysis

Tom Pettit and Nadine Dodge, both with our Resilient Urban Futures research programme, have explored how people would like to cycle in Wellington City. Wellington City Council funded their report and will use this research in deciding how to develop a cycleway from Island Bay to the central city.

Posted in behaviour change and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 15 September 2014 – 8:21 am

Science Challenge 11 funding a breakthrough for predominantly urban New Zealand

The Government’s announcement of funding for Science Challenge 11 is welcome recognition that New Zealand is now predominantly an urban country, says the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues on 8 September 2014 – 4:43 pm