Use the menu at right to find research publications and other writing from Centre members, or go to the members’ pages.


(2017) Philippa Howden-Chapman, Lisa Early and Jenny Ombler eds.  Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities

(2015) Lisa Early, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Marie Russell eds. Drivers of Urban Change

(2013) Sarah Bierre, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Lisa Early eds.Homes People Can Afford: How to improve housing in New Zealand

(2011) Karen Witten, Wokje Abrahamse and Keriata Stuart eds. Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification

(2010) Keriata Stuart and Michelle Thompson-Fawcett eds. Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification

(2010) Philippa Howden-Chapman, Keriata Stuart and Ralph Chapman eds.Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand

Resilient Urban Futures

Our Resilient Urban Futures programme of research, supported by a 4-year grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, links researchers from NZ universities, NIWA, Motu and local councils.

Resilient Urban Futures publications

Which possible futures for New Zealand cities will be most resilient, liveable and competitive?


Chapman, R. & Howden-Chapman, P (2019). Submission to the Ministry for the Environment on National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Wellington, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities.

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.

Submission to Ministry for the Environment on ‘Our Climate Your Say: Consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill. July 2018

Submission to the Tax Working Group on The Future of Tax April 2018

Submission to Productivity Commission on the draft ‘Low-emissions economy April 2018

Submission on Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

Submission to Wellington City Council on car sharing facilitation April 2017 Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/2019 – 2027/2028, March 2017
Productivity Commission’s better urban planning draft report, submission on urban intensification and policies to reduce GHG emissions, Oct 2016

National Policy Statement on urban development capacity, July 2016

Submission on Wellington City Council draft Low Carbon Capital Plan, May 2016

Productivity Commission’s better urban planning issues paper, submission by NZCSC and Regional Public Health, 2016

Ministry of Transport’s draft transport research strategy, 2016

Productivity Commission’s draft report Using Land for Housing, 2015

New Zealand’s climate change target, a submission by Ralph Chapman, Victoria University of Wellington, June 2015

Wellington City Council Medium-density Housing and Town Centre Plans 2015

GWRC draft climate change strategy 2015

Wellington draft regional land transport plan 2015
Wellington urban growth plan
Safer urban speed limits
Open spaces
Wellington’s draft annual plan
Improving our resource management system