energy

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

Power and control: Prepayment metering and fuel poverty

Kimberley O’Sullivan has completed her PhD study – Power and control: A multiphase mixed methods investigation of prepayment metering and fuel poverty in New Zealand

Posted in energy and health and NZ policy issues and research on 21 November 2013 – 11:58 am

Book review: Homes people can afford

Peter Ellis reviews our book – Homes People Can Afford – “a timely contribution to the debate on what is to be done about housing affordability in New Zealand”

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban design and urban governance on 21 October 2013 – 8:00 am

WoF for houses: Radio NZ interview

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Cities, discusses the introduction of a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing as a way to improve the quality of homes in New Zealand.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban governance and video & audio on 18 October 2013 – 10:30 am

Renewable energy futures to 2050: Current thinking and options for cities – Eric Martinot

We held a lunchtime seminar with Eric Martinot, author of the REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, a pioneering synthesis of the full range of credible possibilities for the future of renewable energy. View the presentation:

Posted in energy and news & events and video & audio on 9 September 2013 – 1:06 pm