research

Urban air quality: Relationships between urban form, pollutant behaviour and population health

Experts from Europe and New Zealand discuss the latest research on ways to achieve sustainable improvements in air quality, with benefits for the health of urban residents. Video of the event:

Posted in health and news & events and research and urban design and video & audio on 4 November 2014 – 9:50 am

Urban growth plan

We made a submission to Wellington City Council on the Wellington Urban Growth Plan. In it, we discuss housing (health, affordability, density, and what people in Wellington prefer), open spaces, Māori and urban planning, transport and parking, plus suggestions on specific aspects of the plan.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 16 October 2014 – 9:48 am

Video: Healthy housing – Can they fix it?

Multi-talented University of Otago medical students present (and sing about) their research on healthy housing in Wellington. Do families have the knowledge and power to improve their housing conditions?

Posted in health and housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and video & audio on 9 October 2014 – 1:21 pm

City cycling demand analysis

Tom Pettit and Nadine Dodge, both with our Resilient Urban Futures research programme, have explored how people would like to cycle in Wellington City. Wellington City Council funded their report and will use this research in deciding how to develop a cycleway from Island Bay to the central city.

Posted in behaviour change and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 15 September 2014 – 8:21 am

Kids in the city

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Karen Witten talks to Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan about the experiences of children in our inner cities and suburbs – their travel, physical activity and independent mobility in their neighbourhoods. She considers guidelines for child-friendly high density developments and how to make streets safer and easier for walkers and cyclists.

Posted in behaviour change and research and transport and urban design and video & audio on 19 August 2014 – 12:31 pm