housing & building

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 behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and housing & building and media and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport 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

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