Share ideas, connect and collaborate with others, and generate an innovative solution to a climate change challenge within 24 hours – that was the goal of #Climathon. NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities was pleased to support Wellington’s participation in this global event. Here’s what happened, as told by Kim van Sparrentak, one of the team members.
We support intensified residential development in Wellington. Our research suggests that there is a substantial unmet demand for medium and high density housing in the city, outlined in our submission to Wellington City Council.
We made a submission to Greater Wellington Regional Council on their new climate change strategy. We strongly support the draft climate change strategy in principle. But we are concerned that the Council will simply endorse the strategy and then leave it on the shelf. This would be an opportunity lost.
Ian Short is chief executive of the Institute for Sustainability in the UK, and governing board member of the Climate-KIC, set up by the European Commission in 2010 to become Europe’s catalyst for climate change innovation. His seminar in Wellington is now on video.
We have a great new programme for the February 2015 Public Health Summer School, with seminars on sustainable urban transport, climate change, and affordable housing. Start the new year with a day of inspiration and learning. Register by 19 December and get an earlybird discount.