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Picking up speed: Does ultrafast broadband increase firm productivity?

Does adoption of ultrafast broadband result in productivity gains for New Zealand businesses? Are gains any higher when firms make complementary organisational investments? These questions are examined in a new report from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 13 December 2016 – 2:14 pm

Auckland housing and travel preferences

A survey of over 3000 Aucklanders reveals new insights into people’s neighbourhood, housing and travel preferences.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport on 7 December 2016 – 3:00 pm

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Signposting the routes to active transport | Green space in the resilient city. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 5 December 2016 – 10:32 am

Learning from the earthquakes: Community resilience, formation and housing in Christchurch

How did individuals and their communities respond following the 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes? What has been learnt about how communities develop resilience, how they form, and the importance of house type and tenure in the wake of these events? We held a seminar on these questions with speakers Simon Kingham and Graciela Rivera-Muñoz. View the event video:

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 3 October 2016 – 7:54 am

Cycling and walking makes healthier NZ cities

A ground-breaking study of New Zealand’s six largest cities has drawn links between high rates of cycling and walking and their residents’ health.

Posted in health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design on 25 August 2016 – 3:41 pm