housing & building
A new survey shows most New Zealanders favour mixed-use development, urban limits and council-led urban development. >>
Video is now available of the talk by Ed Randal and Anna Hamer-Adams (University of Otago, Wellington) on the results from a new survey of New Zealanders’ views about urban issues.
Out now from our researchers – how improving the built environment, such as retrofitting houses or designing streets to encourage cycling and walking, can have significant impacts on our health and well-being.
Our home is where we spend the most time, it can be our main capital asset, and the home environment is of huge importance for our health. Young children who spend most of their time inside the home are especially vulnerable. He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, has received a $4.9 million grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.
We held a lunchtime seminar: Kids in the City: Including children in an intensifying city. With: Karen Witten and Robin Kearns. Video now available: