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Three of our members have written a working paper for National Science Challenge 11, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities. Chapman, R., Bennett, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Scope for building performance provisions to advance building sustainability and environmental performance in New Zealand. Working Paper for the National Science Challenge 11, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities
Two of our researchers, Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Associate Professor Ralph Chapman, wrote a submission on behalf of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities to the Ministry for the Environment on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Chapman, R. and Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Wellington, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities.
You are warmly invited to a seminar with speakers David Jacobs and Nevil Pierse. What did it take to get healthy housing on the agenda in the US? Closer to home, the Healthy Homes Initiative seeks to keep kids out of hospital by making their homes warm and dry. Date: Monday 4 November 2019Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington.
We held a seminar with speakers Simon Novak and Lara Rangiwhetu. Much of NZ’s housing stock, particularly rental, is cold and in poor condition and this has impacts on health. Social housing is often home to the most vulnerable so can remediation of social housing make a difference? See the video .
The NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities recently made a submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Randal, E., & Ombler, J. (2019). Submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. Wellington: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.