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Seminar: Why we need Healthy Streets

We held a seminar with speaker Lucy Saunders. How do our streets influence our health? Can we transform our streets into healthier places? Come and hear about the Healthy Streets Approach which puts people and health first. Video coming soon.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and health and news & events and transport and urban design on 13 July 2018 – 10:51 am

Cost-benefit study confirms benefits of walking and cycling investment

A cost-benefit study published by Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities found that a walking and cycling programme in two New Zealand cities has shown a good return on investment. Read the paper here READ MORE

Posted in news & events and transport on 7 June 2018 – 2:34 pm

Seminar – Introducing CYCLES : a longitudinal global study of Children and Youth in Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? See the video.  

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 31 May 2018 – 1:10 pm

Seminar: Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE)

We held a seminar with speakers Barbara Israel and Tamsin Mitchell. Exposure to air pollution is linked to asthma and cardiovascular and respiratory disease, lost work and school days, and adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution is a long-standing concern for residents in Detroit, Michigan, who disproportionately experience high rates of environmentally-related diseases, especially those living in poverty and people of color. How can academics and communities partner to tackle these issues and improve the health outcomes of communities? Watch the video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and transport and video & audio on 19 April 2018 – 3:50 pm

Access and land use: a brief exploration

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’, Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in future. He READ MORE

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues on 10 April 2018 – 11:50 am