urban design

Seminar: Community severance – the barrier effects of busy roads

We held a seminar with speakers Professor Jennifer Mindell and Dr Nadine Dodge. What happens when you can’t get where you need to go because of busy roads? Apart from feeling frustrated is it bad for your health? Video coming soon.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and health and news & events and transport and urban design on 7 March 2019 – 2:59 pm

Seminar: Slowing down for a healthier, wealthier and more sustainable city

We held a seminar with speaker Rodney Tolley. For more than a century, a principle goal of transport strategies in the city has been for us to ‘go faster’, in order to save time. What do we do when we  see that going faster isn’t saving any time?

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design on 20 February 2019 – 5:43 pm

NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities – one day courses

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities are offering two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2019 Public Health Summer School in February 2019: Update on Rheumatic Fever prevention and control | WHO International Housing and Health Guidelines: Southern Hemisphere Launch.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design on 20 December 2018 – 1:13 pm

Video: Why we need Healthy Streets

We held a seminar with speaker Lucy Saunders. How do our streets influence our health? Can we transform our streets into healthier places? Come and hear about the Healthy Streets Approach which puts people and health first. Watch the video.

Posted in behaviour change and energy and health and news & events and transport and urban design and video & audio on 13 July 2018 – 10:51 am

Video – Introducing CYCLES : a longitudinal global study of Children and Youth in Cities

We held a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? See the video.  

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 31 May 2018 – 1:10 pm