NZ policy issues

Seminar: Reflections on Better Urban Planning

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan, Warren Ulusele and Roger Blakeley. The speakers will share 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 is a joint seminar with the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Date: Wednesday 9 June, Venue: Government Building Lecture Theatre 3, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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

You are warmly invited to a free 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? Date: Wednesday 31 May, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

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 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

Auckland housing and travel preferences

A survey of over 3000 Aucklanders reveals new insights into people’s neighbourhood, housing and travel preferences.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport on 7 December 2016 – 3:00 pm

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Signposting the routes to active transport | Green space in the resilient city. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 5 December 2016 – 10:32 am