health

Seminar: Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE)

We held a seminar with speakers Barbara Israel and Tamsin Mitchell. Exposure to air pollution is linked to asthma and cardiovascular and respiratory disease, lost work and school days, and adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution is a long-standing concern for residents in Detroit, Michigan, who disproportionately experience high rates of environmentally-related diseases, especially those living in poverty and people of color. How can academics and communities partner to tackle these issues and improve the health outcomes of communities? Video coming soon.

Posted in health and news & events on 19 April 2018 – 3:50 pm

Video: Cohousing or Creating Collective Urban Housing

We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 27 March 2018 – 4:01 pm

New report released: A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

An independent report A Stocktake Of New Zealand’s Housing was released this week. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities along with Alan Johnson of the Salvation Army and economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote the report which was commissioned last year READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 15 February 2018 – 1:39 pm

University of Otago 2018 Public Health Summer School – Kura Hauora Ā-Iwi o te raumati

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities offered two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2018 Public Health Summer School. Both courses were well attended and the participants found them READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and Uncategorized on 20 December 2017 – 3:20 pm

Video: Realities of Renting in New Zealand Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Karen Witten, Lucy Telfar Barnard and Penelope Carroll. Is there life after home ownership in New Zealand? What will that look like for the growing number of people who can’t afford to buy their own homes – generation rent? Can private landlords, who provide the majority of rental housing, be relied on to meet the demand responsibly? Watch the video.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 14 December 2017 – 12:13 pm