housing & building
Philippa Howden-Chapman is Director of NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities and He Kainga Oranga / Housing and Health research programme. She spoke to OurAuckland about Auckland’s housing challenges and the hidden cost of our unhealthy rental homes.
What’s driving urban change in your city? We held seminars and interviews in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington Region, Christchurch and Dunedin with researchers looking into issues of urban development, housing, transport and environment, and with political decision-makers who shape our urban life. Videos of the Wellington event and the Drivers of Urban Change report are now available to download.
What does ‘community’ mean in compact cities? How does the built environment impact on social relations? How does our age and stage of life shape these experiences? What are the key debates and issues? Looking to answer these questions, researchers have compiled a literature review of factors that enhance place-based social relations in compact cities. It is now available free to download.
We held a seminar on the diverse needs of urban Māori, with speakers Keriata Stuart, Anaru Waa, Biddy Livesey, and Jonathan Kilgour. Videos of the event now available:
New research is out from Motu looking at whether the major cities in Australasia make up a single housing market, and what that means for housing prices and policies.