Nadine Dodge

PhD student

Victoria University of Wellington


Resilient Urban Futures programme


Nadine is currently conducting a PhD in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington as part of the Resilient Urban Futures programme. Her research focuses on the relative costs and benefits of compact/infill-oriented and dispersed/greenfield-oriented development in New Zealand cities. These costs and benefits include the costs of providing infrastructure and services, travel related carbon emissions, active travel health effects, and the benefits that individuals derive from residing in certain neighbourhoods and dwellings. By taking a multidisciplinary view, this project attempts to shed light on how the trajectory of urban development will impact a multiplicity of outcomes for New Zealanders, such as quality of life, carbon emissions, energy use, commuting costs and health.

Nadine previously completed a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Government at Skidmore College in New York, USA.


People’s panel survey – Auckland neighbourhood, housing, and travel preferencesVictoria University of Wellington and New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities for Auckland Council, 2016
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