Media release: Setting the world on a course toward sustainable development

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 A major new report by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and others on the challenge of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals has just been been released. 

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and news & events on 9 June 2017 – 4:36 pm

Seminar: Investing for Sustainable Transport

We held a seminar with speakers Nadine Dodge and Kain Glensor. Transport is a huge contributor to total carbon emissions in New Zealand so it is an obvious area to focus on if we want to become a low carbon economy. But to what extent do central government transport policies support climate change mitigation? And why has it been so difficult to achieve cuts in carbon emissions in the transport sector? Video coming soon.

Posted in climate change and energy and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport on 9 June 2017 – 11:05 am

Seminar: Reflections on Better Urban Planning

We held a seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan and Roger Blakeley. The speakers shared 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 was a joint event held with the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Video coming soon.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 26 May 2017 – 4:58 pm

Symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities

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  

Posted in health and housing & building and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 18 May 2017 – 4:32 pm

Video: Wages, Wellbeing & Location

We held a 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? View the event video.

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 20 April 2017 – 4:52 pm

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