transport

Cost-benefit study confirms benefits of walking and cycling investment

A cost-benefit study published by Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities found that a walking and cycling programme in two New Zealand cities has shown a good return on investment. Read the paper here READ MORE

Posted in news & events and transport on 7 June 2018 – 2:34 pm

New Paper: Access and Land use

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’ Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in the READ MORE

Posted in transport on 18 May 2018 – 3:47 pm

Submission

Caroline Shaw and colleagues recently completed their submission on the draft government policy statement on land transport. Read their submission here. READ MORE

Posted in transport on 18 May 2018 – 3:42 pm

Seminar: Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE)

We held a seminar with speakers Barbara Israel and Tamsin Mitchell. Exposure to air pollution is linked to asthma and cardiovascular and respiratory disease, lost work and school days, and adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution is a long-standing concern for residents in Detroit, Michigan, who disproportionately experience high rates of environmentally-related diseases, especially those living in poverty and people of color. How can academics and communities partner to tackle these issues and improve the health outcomes of communities? Watch the video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and transport and video & audio on 19 April 2018 – 3:50 pm

Two new papers on transport by NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities members

A review of the inclusion of environmental and social costs in transport appraisal frameworks in four Anglophone countries, please read: Framing Mobility Investment Transport investment and carbon emissions in four Anglophone countries, please read: Investment for sustainable transport   READ MORE

Posted in climate change and news & events and research and transport on 4 January 2018 – 9:39 am