NZ policy issues

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 research 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 research 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

Seminar on Wages, Wellbeing & Location

We held a seminar with speakers Arthur Grimes and Philip S Morrison. Location location location! What are the important attributes of places for people’s decisions of where to live; and what does this tell us about what features local policy-makers should emphasise in their development and planning decisions? View the event video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 20 April 2017 – 4:52 pm

Picking up speed: Does ultrafast broadband increase firm productivity?

Does adoption of ultrafast broadband result in productivity gains for New Zealand businesses? Are gains any higher when firms make complementary organisational investments? These questions are examined in a new report from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues and research and video & audio on 13 December 2016 – 2:14 pm