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You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan, Warren Ulusele and Roger Blakeley. The speakers will share their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This is a joint seminar with the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Date: Wednesday 9 June, Venue: Government Building Lecture Theatre 3, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health is hosting an international symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities: from local to local. The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Date: 7-8 September, 2017 Venue: Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
You are warmly invited to a free 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? Date: Wednesday 31 May, Venue: Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Last week we did a submission to the Ministry of Transport on the Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/2019 – 2027/2028. The main points of our submission are that the statement must take account of the urgent need to decarbonise the transport sector; pay more attention to the environment, public health and social wellbeing; and have an enhanced focus on active transport and public transport.
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.