urban design

Video: Affordability, sustainability, liveability: The politics of Special Housing Areas

We held a seminar with Laurence Murphy, Ralph Chapman, Nick Preval and Ed Randal. Special Housing Areas are an important policy response to rising house prices and concerns about housing affordability. What are the implications for urban planning and growth, urban policies and politics, and environmental sustainability? View the event video:

Posted in climate change and energy and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 18 July 2016 – 9:38 am

Video: Age friendly cities and walkability

What if walking, bicycling and public transport, instead of roads and highways, were at the heart of urban life? What if we started evaluating our cities based on a simple “8 80” rule: ensuring the safety and joy of children and older adults (from 8 year olds to 80 year olds) are at the forefront of our decision-making? How can we improve the quality of life for people of all ages amidst large demographic shifts? Gil Penalosa and Caroline Shaw talked about these questions at our seminar, now on video.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 24 June 2016 – 11:06 am

Neighbourhood renewal in Europe and New Zealand

We held a seminar on neighbourhood renewal. Philippa Howden-Chapman and Karen Witten showed outstanding examples of low-carbon urban renewal in Europe, and drew parallels with NZ urban developments, including housing and smarter street design. See the video >>

Posted in housing & building and news & events and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 17 June 2016 – 2:06 pm

Drivers of urban change: Seminar on video

What’s driving urban change in your city? We held seminars and interviews in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington Region, Christchurch and Dunedin with researchers looking into issues of urban development, housing, transport and environment, and with political decision-makers who shape our urban life. Videos of the Wellington event and the Drivers of Urban Change report are now available to download.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 4 May 2016 – 4:45 pm

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