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Seminar on Wages, Wellbeing & Location

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speaker Arthur Grimes. Location location location! But 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

Submission on Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/2019 – 2027/2028

Last week we did a submission to the Ministry of Transport on the Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/2019 – 2027/2028. The main points of our submission are that the statement must take account of the urgent need to decarbonise the transport sector; pay more attention to READ MORE

Posted in news & events and research and transport on 6 April 2017 – 2:36 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

Video – Sustainable living: Housing, transport and the city

Housing prices around New Zealand are a hot topic. One view is that if we build more houses, prices should come down. But what sort of housing at what sort of densities should we be building? And with the prospect of more housing, what sort of infrastructure will be needed? Ralph Chapman and Morten Gjerde discuss how to incorporate sustainability into our response to the housing crisis.

Posted in housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 4 November 2016 – 2:51 pm