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