NZ policy issues

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

Video: Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lesson from Te Ao Hurihuri

We held a seminar with speaker Jade Kake. At a time when Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis does papakāinga housing development offer a culturally and financially sustainable solution? See the video. READ MORE

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 17 May 2019 – 9:39 am

Seminar: Sensors and Citizen Science

We co-hosted a seminar with NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) with speakers Alena Bartoňová, Guy Coulson and Al Brennan. Citizens are increasingly doing it for themselves when it comes to monitoring air quality. Fed up with air pollution people are using cheap, easily available sensors to measure their local air quality but what are the implications of this trend?

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues on 4 April 2019 – 11:33 am

Seminar: Slowing down for a healthier, wealthier and more sustainable city

We held a seminar with speaker Rodney Tolley. For more than a century, a principle goal of transport strategies in the city has been for us to ‘go faster’, in order to save time. What do we do when we see that going faster isn’t saving any time?

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 20 February 2019 – 5:43 pm

Creating climate-friendly cities

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities member Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, Victoria University of Wellington, and other researchers from the Centre have been collaborating on research looking into creating sustainable urban transport and how cities can transition to emitting less carbon through READ MORE

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 31 January 2019 – 1:35 pm