urban governance

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

Video: Positive urban regeneration

Kim van Sparrentak gave a seminar on positive urban regeneration, looking at examples in Sweden and the Netherlands. View online

Posted in news & events and research and urban governance and video & audio on 8 July 2015 – 3:27 pm

Medium-density housing and town centre plans

We support intensified residential development in Wellington. Our research suggests that there is a substantial unmet demand for medium and high density housing in the city, outlined in our submission to Wellington City Council.

Posted in climate change and housing & building and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 1 May 2015 – 2:09 pm

Regional climate change strategy

We made a submission to Greater Wellington Regional Council on their new climate change strategy. We strongly support the draft climate change strategy in principle. But we are concerned that the Council will simply endorse the strategy and then leave it on the shelf. This would be an opportunity lost.

Posted in climate change and NZ policy issues and urban governance on 16 April 2015 – 3:15 pm