NZ policy issues

Urban form and sustainability seminar

At a time of rising house prices in our main urban areas, how can cities respond sustainably to what people want? We held a seminar on urban form and sustainability with speakers Ralph Chapman, Nadine Dodge, Pattern Reid, David Mitchell and Peter Matich.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 29 April 2016 – 11:47 am

Community in compact cities

What does ‘community’ mean in compact cities? How does the built environment impact on social relations? How does our age and stage of life shape these experiences? What are the key debates and issues? Looking to answer these questions, researchers have compiled a literature review of factors that enhance place-based social relations in compact cities. It is now available free to download.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 26 April 2016 – 1:10 pm

Video: Seminar on Urban Māori

We held a seminar on the diverse needs of urban Māori, with speakers Keriata Stuart, Anaru Waa, Biddy Livesey, and Jonathan Kilgour. Videos of the event now available:

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 1 April 2016 – 9:24 am

Better urban planning

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities and Regional Public Health made a joint submission to the NZ Productivity Commission on the ‘Better Urban Planning’ issues paper.

Posted in NZ policy issues and urban governance on 17 March 2016 – 2:14 pm

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Drivers of urban change | Reducing inequalities in health systems and housing | Climate crisis: A public health response. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design and urban governance on 12 January 2016 – 3:31 pm