energy

Submission: Options available to reduce GHG emissions 2022-2035

Ralph Chapman, Helen Viggers and Philippa Howden-Chapman, members of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, recently sent a submission to the Interim Climate Change Commission: Response to Call for evidence on Options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2022-2035. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 27 November 2019 – 8:21 am

Seminar: Indigenous housing projects in Canada & New Zealand

We held a seminar with speakers Karine Perreault and Cheryl Davies. Both Māori in New Zealand and the Indigenous peoples of Canada are disproportionately affected by housing inequities. Can the construction of better quality housing improve their health and well-being? Video coming soon. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and urban design on 11 November 2019 – 4:14 pm

Working Paper for National Science Challenge 11

Three of our members have written a working paper for National Science Challenge 11, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities. Chapman, R., Bennett, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Scope for building performance provisions to advance building sustainability and environmental performance in READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design and urban governance on 18 October 2019 – 2:56 pm

Submission on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development

Two of our researchers, Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, wrote a submission on behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities to the Ministry for the Environment on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Chapman, R. and Howden-Chapman, P. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design on 18 October 2019 – 2:40 pm

Video: Healthy Housing Initiatives in the USA & NZ

We held a seminar with speakers David Jacobs and Nevil Pierse. What did it take to get healthy housing on the agenda in the US? Closer to home, the Healthy Homes Initiative seeks to keep kids out of hospital by making their homes warm and dry. Video coming soon. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 4 October 2019 – 1:56 pm