housing & building

Funding for new research on public housing & urban regeneration

A University of Otago research proposal has been awarded an Endeavour Fund 2020 grant of $12,393,935 (excluding GST) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 September 2020 – 3:18 pm

Submission to Climate Change Commission on transforming transport & cities in NZ

On behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, Associate Professor Ralph Chapman and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman have made a submission to the newly established Climate Change Commission. Chapman, R and Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Transforming transport and cities in NZ: a note for the READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and urban design on 3 September 2020 – 8:55 am

Presentation: Green Space in central Wellington

In March a team of NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities researchers made a presentation to Wellington City Councillors and staff based on a report the group wrote for the Council on a study of the provision of public green space in the central city in relation to current and projected future READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 28 May 2020 – 3:27 pm

Symposium: Improving housing standards for co-benefits

The built environment sector is one of the largest producers of carbon emissions in New Zealand. How do we get the sector to carbon zero by 2050? As part of the 2020 Public Health Summer School the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities is hosting a symposium to answer this question. Date: Tuesday 11 READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 5 December 2019 – 2:45 pm

Report: Green Space in Wellington’s Central City

A New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities team of researchers from University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington recently completed a detailed study of the provision of public green space in central Wellington City in relation to current and projected future population READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design on 5 December 2019 – 2:08 pm