urban design

Video: Seminar on Urban Māori

We held a seminar on the diverse needs of urban Māori, with speakers Keriata Stuart, Anaru Waa, Biddy Livesey, and Jonathan Kilgour. Videos of the event now available:

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 1 April 2016 – 9:24 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

Video: Urban development, stormwater and resilience

We held a talk by Jonathan Moores (NIWA) and Chris Batstone (Cawthron Institute) on developing ways to assess the resilience of our waterways to urban development. Now available to view online:

Posted in news & events and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 21 September 2015 – 1:38 pm

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