video & audio

Video: At home with your microbes – new friends everywhere

We held a seminar with speaker Julian Crane. The human microbiome is a collection of microscopic organisms living in and on our bodies and each one of us has our own unique community of microbes, as individual as our fingerprints. But what do we know about the role of our microbiome in our health, and in particular in our immune system? View the event video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and news & events and video & audio on 22 June 2017 – 11:12 am

Video: Wages, Wellbeing & Location

We held a 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? View the event video.

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

Picking up speed: Does ultrafast broadband increase firm productivity?

Does adoption of ultrafast broadband result in productivity gains for New Zealand businesses? Are gains any higher when firms make complementary organisational investments? These questions are examined in a new report from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

Posted in news & events and NZ policy issues and video & audio on 13 December 2016 – 2:14 pm

Video – Sustainable living: Housing, transport and the city

Housing prices around New Zealand are a hot topic. One view is that if we build more houses, prices should come down. But what sort of housing at what sort of densities should we be building? And with the prospect of more housing, what sort of infrastructure will be needed? Ralph Chapman and Morten Gjerde discuss how to incorporate sustainability into our response to the housing crisis.

Posted in housing & building and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 4 November 2016 – 2:51 pm

Traffic-related air pollution: video and report

City residents are exposed to traffic-related air pollution, which affects respiratory and cardiovascular health and increases all-cause mortality. What does this mean for people in Wellington? Our medical students explore the issues in this video and report.

Posted in behaviour change and health and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 18 August 2016 – 12:52 pm