climate change

How to gain health benefits from urban improvements

Out now from our researchers – how improving the built environment, such as retrofitting houses or designing streets to encourage cycling and walking, can have significant impacts on our health and well-being.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and housing & building and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 11 August 2015 – 5:04 pm

Sharing of climate change ideas at #Climathon

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.

Posted in climate change and news & events on 16 June 2015 – 11:05 am

Medium-density housing and town centre plans

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.

Posted in climate change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 1 May 2015 – 2:09 pm

Regional climate change strategy

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.

Posted in climate change and NZ policy issues and urban governance on 16 April 2015 – 3:15 pm

Seminar: Cities tackling climate change: the European Climate-KIC

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.

Posted in climate change and news & events and urban governance and video & audio on 24 February 2015 – 9:16 am