climate change

Resilient Urban Futures

With 87% of New Zealanders now living in cities and towns, planning for urban resilience is needed more than ever.  What development path should New Zealand’s cities take to ensure maximum environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits can be gained?

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 16 December 2013 – 4:04 pm

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

Understanding resilient urban futures: A systemic modelling approach

From our research team, this paper introduces an urban model that can be used to evaluate city resilience.

Posted in climate change and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban governance on 2 September 2013 – 4:30 pm

NZ government emissions target for 2020 inadequate

Leading climate policy and science experts say the Government’s announcement on Friday (overshadowed by earthquakes) is markedly inadequate and disappointing.

Posted in climate change and NZ policy issues on 19 August 2013 – 10:28 am

Are we turning the corner on global sustainability? Peter Newman

We held a lunchtime seminar with Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and lead author on IPCC’s transport chapter, and Bridget Duley of Wellington City Council. The first signs that the green economy is happening are now showing that we can decouple environmental impact from economic growth. View the presentations and listen to Peter Newman’s interview on Radio NZ:

Posted in climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban governance and video & audio on 15 August 2013 – 10:00 am