health

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 research and transport on 22 June 2017 – 4:21 pm

Seminar: At home with your microbes – new friends everywhere

You are warmly invited to a free 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? Date: Wednesday 28 June Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

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

Media release: Setting the world on a course toward sustainable development

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 A major new report by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and others on the challenge of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals has just been been released. 

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events and research on 9 June 2017 – 4:36 pm

Seminar: Investing for Sustainable Transport

We held a seminar with speakers Nadine Dodge and Kain Glensor. Transport is a huge contributor to total carbon emissions in New Zealand so it is an obvious area to focus on if we want to become a low carbon economy. But to what extent do central government transport policies support climate change mitigation? And why has it been so difficult to achieve cuts in carbon emissions in the transport sector? Video coming soon.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport on 9 June 2017 – 11:05 am

Symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health is hosting an international symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities: from local to local. The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Date: 7-8 September, 2017 Venue: Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 18 May 2017 – 4:32 pm