housing & building

Seminar: Realities of Renting in New Zealand Cities

We warmly invite you to 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? Date: Wednesday 21 March, Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor,  City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington.

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

Seminar: Housing and Health for Whānau Māori

This seminar with speaker Amber Logan has been postponed until next year.  Home is where the heart is, and so is community. But what are the factors that promote healthy homes and communities for whānau Māori? And what do Māori whānau think is important for them to be able to live and flourish in their homes and communities? Date: postponed until 2018, the actual date is to be confirmed.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized on 18 October 2017 – 1:44 pm

Video: When the home is on Māori Land: beware the legal issues

We held a seminar with speaker Jacinta Ruru. At a time when housing is becoming more unaffordable and homelessness is on the rise, facilitating the construction of homes on Māori land seems like an obvious solution. But is it as simple as that? What are the legal ramifications of building on Māori land? And what are the potential legal barriers landowners may have to navigate? View the event video.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 9 October 2017 – 8:18 am

Video: Sustainable Cities in an Ageing Society

We held a seminar with speaker Kay Saville-Smith. Sustainability is one of the buzz words of the moment when we talk about our cities. But what does it mean for an ageing population? How important is the built environment for older people and their ability to live well in their own homes and communities for longer? 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 28 September 2017 – 7:31 pm

Book – Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities

A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change. Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities has multiple authors and was READ MORE

Posted in housing & building and media and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 19 September 2017 – 4:41 pm