housing & building

Video: Affordability, sustainability, liveability: The politics of Special Housing Areas

We held a seminar with Laurence Murphy, Ralph Chapman, Nick Preval and Ed Randal. Special Housing Areas are an important policy response to rising house prices and concerns about housing affordability. What are the implications for urban planning and growth, urban policies and politics, and environmental sustainability? View the event video:

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 18 July 2016 – 9:38 am

Neighbourhood renewal in Europe and New Zealand

We held a seminar on neighbourhood renewal. Philippa Howden-Chapman and Karen Witten showed outstanding examples of low-carbon urban renewal in Europe, and drew parallels with NZ urban developments, including housing and smarter street design. See the video >>

Posted in housing & building and news & events and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 17 June 2016 – 2:06 pm

Why we need a rental warrant of fitness

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.

Posted in health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and urban governance on 16 May 2016 – 2:03 pm

Drivers of urban change: Seminar on video

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.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 4 May 2016 – 4:45 pm

Community in compact cities

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.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 26 April 2016 – 1:10 pm