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An independent report A Stocktake Of New Zealand’s Housing was released this week. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities along with Alan Johnson of the Salvation Army and economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote the report which was commissioned last year by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. The trio were tasked with assessing the whole housing continuum from home ownership and private rental to state housing and homelessness. Their report finds that the housing crisis the country faces is deeper and more entrenched than previously revealed.
A review of the inclusion of environmental and social costs in transport appraisal frameworks in four Anglophone countries, please read: Framing Mobility Investment Transport investment and carbon emissions in four Anglophone countries, please read: Investment for sustainable transport
He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities will offer two stimulating short courses at the University of Otago, Wellington’s 2018 Public Health Summer School. Please find the details Improving indoor air quality 27 Feb Towards healthier homes: The rental WoF 26 Feb
We warmly invite you to a seminar with speakers Karen Witten, Lucy Telfar Barnard and Penelope Carroll. Is there life after home ownership in New Zealand? What will that look like for the growing number of people who can’t afford to buy their own homes – generation rent? Can private landlords, who provide the majority of rental housing, be relied on to meet the demand responsibly? Date: Wednesday 21 March, Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington.
Thanks for coming to our seminars this year – we’ve enjoyed offering you a great programme of events. There will be no more seminars until March next year. For our 2018 series we are planning an exciting line-up of speakers to present on topics as varied as the Sustainable Development Goals and urban health and wellbeing, to Co-housing, a new-to-New Zealand model of affordable & sustainable home ownership, and much more besides. Keep checking our website for updates on next year’s programme.