NZ policy issues

Submission on Wellington’s draft spatial plan

Recently a team of researchers from the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities submitted to Wellington City Council on its draft spatial plan. Blaschke P, Chapman R, Schrader B, Shaw C, Randal E, Howden-Chapman P & Shearer I. (2020.) Submission by the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities on READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design and urban governance on 12 October 2020 – 8:42 am

Funding for new research on public housing & urban regeneration

A University of Otago research proposal has been awarded an Endeavour Fund 2020 grant of $12,393,935 (excluding GST) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 September 2020 – 3:18 pm

Submission to Climate Change Commission on transforming transport & cities in NZ

On behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, Associate Professor Ralph Chapman and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman have made a submission to the newly established Climate Change Commission. Chapman, R and Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Transforming transport and cities in NZ: a note for the READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and urban design on 3 September 2020 – 8:55 am

Video: Green infrastructure for central Wellington post-COVID

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Maibritt Pedersen Zari and Amy Hobbs about greenspace in Wellington city after the COVID-19 lockdown. Added to the existing challenges of climate change, demographic change and the biodiversity crisis the city now faces new challenges in the READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized on 20 July 2020 – 10:27 am

Presentation: Green Space in central Wellington

In March a team of NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities researchers made a presentation to Wellington City Councillors and staff based on a report the group wrote for the Council on a study of the provision of public green space in the central city in relation to current and projected future READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 28 May 2020 – 3:27 pm