2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic | Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities | Data literacy for better research collaboration | Kids in the city - co-designing with young Aucklanders | Ngā Kōrero speaker series: The housing crisis conversation | Rangatahi: Perceptions of housing and papakāinga | SHIFT Aotearoa: Kay Saville-Smith - Where from, where to | SHIFT Aotearoa: Paul Hunt - Housing as a human right | Tūrama Early Career Researcher: Gradon Diprose | We Believe - Auckland Community Housing Providers Network
5 February 2021
What: Interview with early career researcher Gradon Diprose.
Gradon Diprose has a curious mind, he has always questioned the world around him. Now he is a geographer working as a social science researcher at Manaaki Whenua—Landcare Research. He is a key researcher in Building Better's Huritanga research team and was a key researcher on the Delivering Urban Wellbeing project. He is passionate about communicating solutions to social and environmental issues in an accessible way.
Gradon’s interview is part of Tūrama, an interview series by Royal Society Te Apārangi that illuminates the stories and mahi of Aotearoa’s Early Career Researchers.
30 October 2020
What: Webinar series
2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic. A webinar series which includes presentations and moderation by BBHTC Urban Wellbeing researcher Manfredo Manfredini, Associate Professor in Achitecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
1. Series 1, Webinar 2, Innovative Approaches and Creative Practices in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This webinar includes a presentation by Manfredo on Affirmatively Reading Post-Consumerism.
2. Series 2, Webinar 4, Global Design Studio in the Age of Pandemics. This webinar includes a presentation by Manfredo on Global Design Studio in the Age of Pandemics.
3. Series 3, Webinar 1, Towards Healthy Cities in the Age of Pandemics. This webinar includes moderation by Manfredo as the researchers examine the findings of a comparative study on The Role of Urban Forms in Making Sustainable, Healthy Cities.
02 March 2020
What: Engaging children in public space design videos, brochure, and report
In two case studies, on and off-site workshops by BBHTC researchers studying co-designing with children enabled children to experience and explore physical landscapes, learn about their history, ecology, and current use, and the briefs for the transformation of two areas, the Eastern Viaduct on Auckland’s waterfront and the Puhinui Stream in South Auckland, so that they can have meaningful impact into the transformation of these areas.
8 August 2019
What: SHIFT Aotearoa 2019 conference: Kay Saville-Smith - Where from, where to
At the SHIFT Aotearoa conference in June 2019, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities researcher Dr Kay Saville-Smith reflected on housing research and how we can have a better housing future. She says the New Zealand housing crisis is of our own making, and canvases a range of solutions, drawing across a wide range of evidence and practice, to stop making the problem worse and how it can be turned around.
7 August 2019
What: SHIFT Aotearoa 2019 conference: Paul Hunt - Housing as a human right
At the SHIFT Aotearoa Conference in Wellington, in June 2019, Paul Hunt, the Chief Commissioner at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, outlines a human rights approach to housing and provides a way forward for action in the New Zealand context. Paul introduces the concept of housing as a human right, and says that we need to refresh human rights in New Zealand for our times and our place. The right to a decent home is espoused in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which New Zealand helped to draft.
10 June 2019
What: We Believe - Auckland Community Housing Providers Network
The "We Believe" video, which was introduced by Hope Simonsen, the Chair of the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network, at the SHIFT Aotearoa Conference on 6 June 2019.
4 December 2018
What: Thoughts and reflections from the Rangatahi Ahu programme team
The Rangatahi Ahu within the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua research programme recently led three wānanga in Kaikohe, Auckland, and Dunedin. The Rangatahi Ahu engaged particularly with young Māori around their aspirations for and perceptions of housing. James Berghan, Maia Ratana, and Jackie Paul made a video summary of their thoughts after the last wānanga in Dunedin.
26 July 2018
What: Livestream video from Ngā Kōrero speaker series: The housing crisis conversation
Can the Housing Crisis be solved? What is Wrong with Housing? St Peter’s on Willis Ngā Kōrero speaker series asked these questions of the Hon. Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Transport; Dr Kay Saville-Smith, BBHTC researcher and Director of CRESA; Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese, Coordinator Pacific Section, Family Centre; and Paul Gilberd, New Zealand Housing Foundation. View the video link below to hear their replies:
18 May 2018
What: Metadata and geospatial data management videos and booklet
To help system users of all levels with the fundamental concepts around metadata and geospatial data management the team from Next-generation Information for Better Outcomes have created this series of videos. They have also created a booklet outlining the basic elements to add to each dataset, and guidance on how to create metadata for optimal outcomes.
These have been created as part of a meta and geospatial-data literacy programme the Next-generation Information for Better Outcomes team are running in conjunction with Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge.