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.
A survey of over 3000 Aucklanders reveals new insights into people’s neighbourhood, housing and travel preferences.
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.
A ground-breaking study of New Zealand’s six largest cities has drawn links between high rates of cycling and walking and their residents’ health.
City residents are exposed to traffic-related air pollution, which affects respiratory and cardiovascular health and increases all-cause mortality. What does this mean for people in Wellington? Our medical students explore the issues in this video and report.