health

Seminar on Wages, Wellbeing & Location

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speaker Arthur Grimes. Location location location! But what are the important attributes of places for people’s decisions of where to live; and what does this tell us about what features local policy-makers should emphasise in their development and planning decisions? Date: Wednesday 31 May, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 20 April 2017 – 4:52 pm

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Signposting the routes to active transport | Green space in the resilient city. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 5 December 2016 – 10:32 am

Learning from the earthquakes: Community resilience, formation and housing in Christchurch

How did individuals and their communities respond following the 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes? What has been learnt about how communities develop resilience, how they form, and the importance of house type and tenure in the wake of these events? We held a seminar on these questions with speakers Simon Kingham and Graciela Rivera-Muñoz. View the event video:

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 3 October 2016 – 7:54 am

Cycling and walking makes healthier NZ cities

A ground-breaking study of New Zealand’s six largest cities has drawn links between high rates of cycling and walking and their residents’ health.

Posted in health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design on 25 August 2016 – 3:41 pm

Traffic-related air pollution: video and report

City residents are exposed to traffic-related air pollution, which affects respiratory and cardiovascular health and increases all-cause mortality. What does this mean for people in Wellington? Our medical students explore the issues in this video and report.

Posted in behaviour change and health and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 18 August 2016 – 12:52 pm