NZ policy issues

Seminar on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

You are warmly invited to a free 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? Date: Wednesday 9 August, Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor,  City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

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

Seminar on Imagining Decolonised Cities or Indigenising the City

You are warmly invited to a free 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. Date: Wednesday 26 July, Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor,  City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 6 July 2017 – 2:33 pm

Media release: Progress slow on Wellington and Auckland’s carbon emissions

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.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 22 June 2017 – 4:21 pm

Seminar: Investing for Sustainable Transport

We held a seminar with speakers Nadine Dodge and Kain Glensor. Transport is a huge contributor to total carbon emissions in New Zealand so it is an obvious area to focus on if we want to become a low carbon economy. But to what extent do central government transport policies support climate change mitigation? And why has it been so difficult to achieve cuts in carbon emissions in the transport sector? Video coming soon.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 9 June 2017 – 11:05 am

Seminar: Reflections on Better Urban Planning

We held a seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan and Roger Blakeley. The speakers shared their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This was a joint event held with the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Video coming soon.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 26 May 2017 – 4:58 pm