urban design

Seminar: Reflections on Better Urban Planning

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan, Warren Ulusele and Roger Blakeley. The speakers will share their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This is a joint seminar with the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Date: Wednesday 9 June, Venue: Government Building Lecture Theatre 3, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 26 May 2017 – 4:58 pm

Symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health is hosting an international symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities: from local to local. The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Date: 7-8 September, 2017 Venue: Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 18 May 2017 – 4:32 pm

Seminar on Wages, Wellbeing & Location

You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speakers Arthur Grimes and Philip S Morrison. Location location location! What are the important attributes of places for people’s decisions of where to live; and what does this tell us about what features local policy-makers should emphasise in their development and planning decisions? Date: Wednesday 31 May, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 20 April 2017 – 4:52 pm

Sustainable cities one-day courses

We offered one-day courses in February – Signposting the routes to active transport | Green space in the resilient city. Now closed.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 5 December 2016 – 10:32 am

Urbanisation: How do we get it right?

At the UN’s Habitat III conference in Ecuador, world leaders and urban experts signed up to a New Urban Agenda, a blueprint setting global standards in sustainable city development. We love these two thought-provoking articles on the future of cities: Stern and Zenghelis on humankind’s great urbanisation; and Timon McPhearson and colleagues on how scientists must have a say in the future of cities …

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and urban design and urban governance on 1 December 2016 – 1:18 pm