news & events
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
We held a 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? View the event video.
Elinor Chisholm and Philippa Howden-Chapman wrote a blog on how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, good health and wellbeing, interacts with the other SDGs. Theirs was one of a series of weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders to present various perspectives on the theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on sustainable development which takes place from 10 – 19 July 2017. The theme of the forum is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, which is also a central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We held a seminar with speakers Rebecca Kiddle, Amanda Thomas and Morten Gjerde. What is a decolonised city? And how can we decolonise cities to provide services, amenities and good homes for diverse Māori and non-Māori whānau and communities? Imagining Decolonised Cities was an urban design competition that challenged people to imagine what a decolonised city might be like. View the event video.
Monday, 19 June 2017 Associate Professor Ralph Chapman was lead author of a Victoria University of Wellington-led study which suggests that despite strong goals adopted by Wellington and Auckland, the cities still have a way to go in reducing carbon emissions from transport.