housing & building

Seminar: Housing and Health for Whānau Māori

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speaker Amber Logan. 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: Wednesday 15 November Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

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

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

You are warmly invited to a free 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? Date: Wednesday 8 November Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

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

Seminar on 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? The video will be available soon.  

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 28 September 2017 – 7:31 pm

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

Video on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

We held a 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? View the event video.

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