housing & building

Seminar on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

We warmly invite you to a rescheduled seminar with speakers Shaun Awatere and Keriata Stuart. How can kaupapa Māori elements help inform urban planning? What value can these elements add to mainstream urban planning? Can this approach form the basis for effective engagement, inclusion, and capacity building for Māori in urban areas? Date: Wednesday 27 September, Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 July 2017 – 3:55 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

Video on Reflections on Better Urban Planning

We held a seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan and Roger Blakeley. The speakers shared their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This was a joint event held with the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. View the event video.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 26 May 2017 – 4:58 pm

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