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New Horizon poll: Survey of sentiments about cities

A new survey shows most New Zealanders favour mixed-use development, urban limits and council-led urban development. >>

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance on 2 November 2015 – 8:51 am

Video: Drivers of urban change – Survey of sentiments about cities

Video is now available of the talk by Ed Randal and Anna Hamer-Adams (University of Otago, Wellington) on the results from a new survey of New Zealanders’ views about urban issues.

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance and video & audio on 16 October 2015 – 8:50 am

How to gain health benefits from urban improvements

Out now from our researchers – how improving the built environment, such as retrofitting houses or designing streets to encourage cycling and walking, can have significant impacts on our health and well-being.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and housing & building and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 11 August 2015 – 5:04 pm

Video: Positive urban regeneration

Kim van Sparrentak gave a seminar on positive urban regeneration, looking at examples in Sweden and the Netherlands. View online

Posted in news & events and research and urban governance and video & audio on 8 July 2015 – 3:27 pm

New study to boost children’s health by improving housing

Our home is where we spend the most time, it can be our main capital asset, and the home environment is of huge importance for our health. Young children who spend most of their time inside the home are especially vulnerable. He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, has received a $4.9 million grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research on 19 June 2015 – 2:27 pm