health

Video: Green Space in a Resilient City

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Myfanwy Emeny and Peter Gilberd. When we think of resilient cities do we consider the role of green space? Does the supply of adequate green space conflict or compete with other necessary components of urban infrastructure? What more would we want from our green spaces in a city like Wellington? View the event video.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 9 August 2017 – 12:54 pm

Blog post: Health as a critical enabler and outcome of achieving the SDGs

Elinor Chisholm and Philippa Howden-Chapman wrote a blog on how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, good health and wellbeing, interacts with the other SDGs. Theirs was one of a series of weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders to present various perspectives on the theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on sustainable development which takes place from 10 – 19 July 2017. The theme of the forum is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, which is also a central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events on 14 July 2017 – 9:40 am

Video on Imagining Decolonised Cities or Indigenising the City

We held a seminar with speakers Rebecca Kiddle, Amanda Thomas and Morten Gjerde. What is a decolonised city? And how can we decolonise cities to provide services, amenities and good homes for diverse Māori and non-Māori whānau and communities? Imagining Decolonised Cities was an urban design competition that challenged people to imagine what a decolonised city might be like. View the event video.  

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 6 July 2017 – 2:33 pm

Media release: Progress slow on Wellington and Auckland’s carbon emissions

Monday, 19 June 2017 Associate Professor Ralph Chapman was lead author of a Victoria University of Wellington-led study which suggests that despite strong goals adopted by Wellington and Auckland, the cities still have a way to go in reducing carbon emissions from transport.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 22 June 2017 – 4:21 pm

Video: At home with your microbes – new friends everywhere

We held a seminar with speaker Julian Crane. The human microbiome is a collection of microscopic organisms living in and on our bodies and each one of us has our own unique community of microbes, as individual as our fingerprints. But what do we know about the role of our microbiome in our health, and in particular in our immune system? View the event video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and video & audio on 22 June 2017 – 11:12 am