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?
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.
From our research team, this paper introduces an urban model that can be used to evaluate city resilience.
Leading climate policy and science experts say the Government’s announcement on Friday (overshadowed by earthquakes) is markedly inadequate and disappointing.
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: