Whanake Mai Te Ara Hiko: Think piece – Wellbeing-led, home-based energy infrastructures and low emissions transport
Yates, Amanda; Nair, Navin; Renwick, James
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
This think piece explores energy strategies and policy in relation to its generation, usage patterns, outputs, global atmospheric, urban and public health implications, all within a holistic wellbeing-led framework. It employs a particular, locally-situated mauri ora wellbeing framework that considers the ora/wellbeing of mauri as connected life-force or life-field. The piece emphasises a home-focused energy approach that considers housing, local energy generation and storage, and electric vehicles as a circular zero carbon ecosystem. Further public health and pyscho-social wellbeing arising from energy security or sovereignty are key components of this energy discussion. The researchers explore a move towards a low-carbon Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Other reports associated with this research
Yates, A. (2021). Transforming geographies: Performing Indigenous-Māori ontologies and ethics of more-than-human care in an era of ecological emergency. New Zealand Geographer, 77, 2, 101–113. DOI: 10.1111/nzg.12302
Yates, A.M. (2019). Whanake mai te mauri ora: Think piece – an expanded wellbeing framework and urban science data tool for integrated wellbeing governance. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities: Mauri ora and urban wellbeing. Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland: BBHTC.
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Wellbeing, collective wellbeing, community wellbeing, spatial governance, transformative tools, disruptive technologies, energy, mauri ora, transport, electric vehicles, carbon emissions
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Urban design; Infrastructure; Transport; Built environment and design
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
Yates, A.M., Nair, N. & Renwick, J. (2019). Whanake Mai Te Ara Hiko: Think piece – Wellbeing-led, home-based energy infrastructures and low emissions transport. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities: Mauri ora and urban wellbeing. Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland: BBHTC.