Video: Age friendly cities and walkability

What if walking, bicycling and public transport, instead of roads and highways, were at the heart of urban life? What if we started evaluating our cities based on a simple “8 80” rule: ensuring the safety and joy of children and older adults (from 8 year olds to 80 year olds) are at the forefront of our decision-making? How can we improve the quality of life for people of all ages amidst large demographic shifts? Gil Penalosa and Caroline Shaw talked about these questions at our seminar, now on video.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 24 June 2016 – 11:06 am

Energy Cultures conference

The programme for the Energy Cultures Conference, 6-7 July 2016 in Wellington, is now available. The theme is “Sustainable energy futures: Understanding behaviour and supporting transitions”.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and news & events on 21 April 2016 – 4:03 pm

Video: Renewable energy urban futures – A global update

Our seminar with Eric Martinot on Renewable Energy Urban Futures: A Global Update is now available on video.

Posted in energy and news & events and video & audio on 30 July 2015 – 1:06 pm

Housing and health team wins Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Congratulations to our fellow research group, the He Kainga Oranga/ Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, who have won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and video & audio on 3 December 2014 – 1:05 pm

Improving prepayment electricity schemes could benefit households

As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest NZ Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research on 21 July 2014 – 3:18 pm