urban design

Video: Cohousing or Creating Collective Urban Housing

We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.

Posted in energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 27 March 2018 – 4:01 pm

Video: Sustainable Cities in an Ageing Society

We held a seminar with speaker Kay Saville-Smith. Sustainability is one of the buzz words of the moment when we talk about our cities. But what does it mean for an ageing population? How important is the built environment for older people and their ability to live well in their own homes and communities for longer? View the event video.  

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 28 September 2017 – 7:31 pm

Book – Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities

A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change. Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities has multiple authors and was READ MORE

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and housing & building and media and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 19 September 2017 – 4:41 pm

Video: Green Space in a Resilient City

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Myfanwy Emeny and Peter Gilberd. When we think of resilient cities do we consider the role of green space? Does the supply of adequate green space conflict or compete with other necessary components of urban infrastructure? What more would we want from our green spaces in a city like Wellington? View the event video.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 9 August 2017 – 12:54 pm

Video on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

We held a seminar with speakers Shaun Awatere and Keriata Stuart. How can kaupapa Māori elements help inform urban planning? What value can these elements add to mainstream urban planning? Can this approach form the basis for effective engagement, inclusion, and capacity building for Māori in urban areas? View the event video.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 14 July 2017 – 3:55 pm