housing & building

Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

The NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities recently made a submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Randal, E., & Ombler, J. (2019). Submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate READ MORE

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 28 August 2019 – 3:58 pm

Video: Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools

We held a seminar with speakers Julie Bennett and Perry Davy. Why is it that we are aware that poor outdoor air quality can affect our health but we don’t commonly recognise that indoor air quality matters as much, if not more? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and video & audio on 26 July 2019 – 3:14 pm

Video: Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lesson from Te Ao Hurihuri

We held a seminar with speaker Jade Kake. At a time when Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis does papakāinga housing development offer a culturally and financially sustainable solution? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 17 May 2019 – 9:39 am

Seminar: Sensors and Citizen Science

We co-hosted a seminar with NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) with speakers Alena Bartoňová, Guy Coulson and Al Brennan. Citizens are increasingly doing it for themselves when it comes to monitoring air quality. Fed up with air pollution people are using cheap, easily available sensors to measure their local air quality but what are the implications of this trend?

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 4 April 2019 – 11:33 am

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities – one day courses

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities are offering two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2019 Public Health Summer School in February 2019: Update on Rheumatic Fever prevention and control | WHO International Housing and Health Guidelines: Southern Hemisphere Launch.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 20 December 2018 – 1:13 pm