NZ policy issues

Seminar: Housing and Health for Whānau Māori

This seminar with speaker Amber Logan has been postponed until next year.  Home is where the heart is, and so is community. But what are the factors that promote healthy homes and communities for whānau Māori? And what do Māori whānau think is important for them to be able to live and flourish in their homes and communities? Date: Postponed until 2018, the actual date is to be confirmed.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized on 18 October 2017 – 1:44 pm

Seminar: When the home is on Māori Land: beware the legal issues

We held a seminar with speaker Jacinta Ruru. At a time when housing is becoming more unaffordable and homelessness is on the rise, facilitating the construction of homes on Māori land seems like an obvious solution. But is it as simple as that? What are the legal ramifications of building on Māori land? And what are the potential legal barriers landowners may have to navigate? Video coming soon.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 9 October 2017 – 8:18 am

Video: Sustainable Cities in an Ageing Society

We held a seminar with speaker Kay Saville-Smith. Sustainability is one of the buzz words of the moment when we talk about our cities. But what does it mean for an ageing population? How important is the built environment for older people and their ability to live well in their own homes and communities for longer? View the event video.  

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 28 September 2017 – 7:31 pm

Video: Green Space in a Resilient City

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Myfanwy Emeny and Peter Gilberd. When we think of resilient cities do we consider the role of green space? Does the supply of adequate green space conflict or compete with other necessary components of urban infrastructure? What more would we want from our green spaces in a city like Wellington? View the event video.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 9 August 2017 – 12:54 pm

Video on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

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.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 14 July 2017 – 3:55 pm