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A cost-benefit study published by Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities found that a walking and cycling programme in two New Zealand cities has shown a good return on investment. Read the paper here
You are warmly invited to a seminar with speakers Bronwyn Hayward and Bronwyn Wood. More young people than ever are living in our cities and the way they live will have a profound influence on our global future. What are their expectations of their urban lives? Will they be able to live sustainably in our cities? And do they see themselves as full citizens in their communities? Date: Wednesday 11 July Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
We held a seminar with speakers Barbara Israel and Tamsin Mitchell. Exposure to air pollution is linked to asthma and cardiovascular and respiratory disease, lost work and school days, and adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution is a long-standing concern for residents in Detroit, Michigan, who disproportionately experience high rates of environmentally-related diseases, especially those living in poverty and people of color. How can academics and communities partner to tackle these issues and improve the health outcomes of communities? Watch the video.
Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport. In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’, Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in future. He considers aspects of the land use planning system under New Zealand’s built environment planning legislation, from the perspective of urban economics and sustainability. Ralph focuses on urban accessibility issues because the vast majority of New Zealanders live in cities and towns, and the challenges of ensuring access are rather different in cities. Access the paper here
We held a seminar with speaker Mark Southcombe. As home ownership becomes more unaffordable people are looking for new ways of living. Cohousing or collective urban housing is a new model of shared housing that has sparked growing interest at grass roots level in New Zealand and internationally. Watch the video.