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Video: Cohousing or Creating Collective Urban Housing

We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 27 March 2018 – 4:01 pm

New report released: A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

An independent report A Stocktake Of New Zealand’s Housing was released this week. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities along with Alan Johnson of the Salvation Army and economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote the report which was commissioned last year READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 15 February 2018 – 1:39 pm

Two new papers on transport by NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities members

A review of the inclusion of environmental and social costs in transport appraisal frameworks in four Anglophone countries, please read: Framing Mobility Investment Transport investment and carbon emissions in four Anglophone countries, please read: Investment for sustainable transport   READ MORE

Posted in climate change and news & events and research and transport on 4 January 2018 – 9:39 am

University of Otago 2018 Public Health Summer School – Kura Hauora Ā-Iwi o te raumati

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities offered two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2018 Public Health Summer School. Both courses were well attended and the participants found them READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and Uncategorized on 20 December 2017 – 3:20 pm

Video: Realities of Renting in New Zealand Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Karen Witten, Lucy Telfar Barnard and Penelope Carroll. Is there life after home ownership in New Zealand? What will that look like for the growing number of people who can’t afford to buy their own homes – generation rent? Can private landlords, who provide the majority of rental housing, be relied on to meet the demand responsibly? Watch the video.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 14 December 2017 – 12:13 pm