behaviour change

Traffic-related air pollution: video and report

City residents are exposed to traffic-related air pollution, which affects respiratory and cardiovascular health and increases all-cause mortality. What does this mean for people in Wellington? Our medical students explore the issues in this video and report.

Posted in behaviour change and health and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 18 August 2016 – 12:52 pm

Video: Age friendly cities and walkability

What if walking, bicycling and public transport, instead of roads and highways, were at the heart of urban life? What if we started evaluating our cities based on a simple “8 80” rule: ensuring the safety and joy of children and older adults (from 8 year olds to 80 year olds) are at the forefront of our decision-making? How can we improve the quality of life for people of all ages amidst large demographic shifts? Gil Penalosa and Caroline Shaw talked about these questions at our seminar, now on video.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 24 June 2016 – 11:06 am

Drivers of urban change: Seminar on video

What’s driving urban change in your city? We held seminars and interviews in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington Region, Christchurch and Dunedin with researchers looking into issues of urban development, housing, transport and environment, and with political decision-makers who shape our urban life. Videos of the Wellington event and the Drivers of Urban Change report are now available to download.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 4 May 2016 – 4:45 pm

Urban form and sustainability seminar

At a time of rising house prices in our main urban areas, how can cities respond sustainably to what people want? We held a seminar on urban form and sustainability with speakers Ralph Chapman, Nadine Dodge, Pattern Reid, David Mitchell and Peter Matich.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 29 April 2016 – 11:47 am

Community in compact cities

What does ‘community’ mean in compact cities? How does the built environment impact on social relations? How does our age and stage of life shape these experiences? What are the key debates and issues? Looking to answer these questions, researchers have compiled a literature review of factors that enhance place-based social relations in compact cities. It is now available free to download.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 26 April 2016 – 1:10 pm