NZ policy issues

Working Paper for National Science Challenge 11

Three of our members have written a working paper for National Science Challenge 11, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities. Chapman, R., Bennett, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Scope for building performance provisions to advance building sustainability and environmental performance in READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design and urban governance on 18 October 2019 – 2:56 pm

Submission on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development

Two of our researchers, Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, wrote a submission on behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities to the Ministry for the Environment on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Chapman, R. and Howden-Chapman, P. READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design on 18 October 2019 – 2:40 pm

Seminar: Healthy Housing Initiatives in the USA & NZ

You are warmly invited to a seminar with speakers David Jacobs and Nevil Pierse. What did it take to get healthy housing on the agenda in the US? Closer to home, the Healthy Homes Initiative seeks to keep kids out of hospital by making their homes warm and dry. Date: Monday 4 November 2019Time: READ MORE

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 4 October 2019 – 1:56 pm

Video: Making social housing healthy & sustainable

We held a seminar with speakers Simon Novak and Lara Rangiwhetu. Much of NZ’s housing stock, particularly rental, is cold and in poor condition and this has impacts on health. Social housing is often home to the most vulnerable so can remediation of social housing make a difference? See the READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 11 September 2019 – 1:47 pm

Video: Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools

We held a seminar with speakers Julie Bennett and Perry Davy. Why is it that we are aware that poor outdoor air quality can affect our health but we don’t commonly recognise that indoor air quality matters as much, if not more? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and Uncategorized and video & audio on 26 July 2019 – 3:14 pm