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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 housing & building and media and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 19 September 2017 – 4:41 pm

The 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference 

 The 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference theme is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually remade: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been remade over the long-established READ MORE

Posted in news & events on 8 September 2017 – 1:44 pm

Video: Green Space in a Resilient City

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Myfanwy Emeny and Peter Gilberd. When we think of resilient cities do we consider the role of green space? Does the supply of adequate green space conflict or compete with other necessary components of urban infrastructure? What more would we want from our green spaces in a city like Wellington? View the event video.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 9 August 2017 – 12:54 pm

8th International Conference on Energy & Environment of Residential Buildings

In 2018 the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings comes to Wellington, New Zealand, with an overarching theme of housing sustainability in urban areas. Date: 19th – 21st November 2018 Venue: (tbc) Wellington, New Zealand

Posted in news & events on 26 July 2017 – 4:23 pm

Seminar on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

We warmly invite you to this rescheduled 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? Date: Wednesday 27 September, Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 July 2017 – 3:55 pm