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Urban form and sustainability seminar

At a time of rising house prices in our main urban areas, how can cities respond sustainably to what people want? We held a seminar on urban form and sustainability with speakers Ralph Chapman, Nadine Dodge, Pattern Reid, David Mitchell and Peter Matich.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 29 April 2016 – 11:47 am

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Drivers of urban change | Reducing inequalities in health systems and housing | Climate crisis: A public health response. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design and urban governance on 12 January 2016 – 3:31 pm

Drivers of urban change: New book

What drives urban change in New Zealand? How can our cities and towns provide a desirable, prosperous, socially inclusive, healthy and environmentally sustainable way of life? Drivers of Urban Change is a new report from NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, edited by Lisa Early, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Marie Russell. It is available in print from Steele Roberts or download Drivers of Urban Change PDF edition.

Posted in housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 4 December 2015 – 10:25 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: Increasing walking and cycling in NZ cities

Michael Keall and Ralph Chapman speak about our new study showing that the Model Communities Programme, which¬†provided government funding for walking and cycling in two NZ cities, has been successful in stopping the general decline in healthy, active travel.¬†Sarah Free discusses Wellington’s progress on cycling infrastructure.

Posted in behaviour change and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 25 March 2015 – 8:27 am