NZ policy issues

Video: Can the bicycle save the city?

We held a seminar with speakers Alistair Woodward, Hamish Mackie and Ralph Chapman. Most of the world’s people now live in cities but increasingly cities are unhealthy, unpleasant places with unsustainable impacts on our environment. How can the bicycle help to make cities more humane, sustainable, healthy, joyful and productive places? Watch the video.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and Uncategorized and video & audio on 17 August 2018 – 1:49 pm

Video – Introducing CYCLES : a longitudinal global study of Children and Youth in Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? See the video.  

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 31 May 2018 – 1:10 pm

Access and land use: a brief exploration

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’, Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in future. He READ MORE

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues on 10 April 2018 – 11:50 am

Video: Cohousing or Creating Collective Urban Housing

We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 27 March 2018 – 4:01 pm

New report released: A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

An independent report A Stocktake Of New Zealand’s Housing was released this week. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities along with Alan Johnson of the Salvation Army and economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote the report which was commissioned last year READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 15 February 2018 – 1:39 pm