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- New research just released by Motu Research and NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities finds that public housing tenants have higher levels of wellbeing than do private sector tenants.
At this year's University of Otago Research Awards the premier award, the Distinguished Research Medal, was awarded to Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman.
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman delivers the Rutherford Lecture on the importance of housing in uncertain times.
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman comments on key announcements in the recent 2023 Budget which have implications for housing and public health. These include new public housing, extending the Warmer Kiwi Homes’ Programme, and investment in infrastructure. The Professor outlines where and how these initiatives will help housing in Aotearoa New Zealand
Philippa Howden-Chapman and Ralph Chapman were interviewed for this Spinoff article on adaptation to climate change and featuring a local level response at an iwi farm near Wellington.
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Professor Nevil Pierse and Dr Brodie Fraser highlight in this briefing that improving New Zealand's housing is a critical policy issue to better enable all people to access warm, dry, safe, affordable housing.
- Recently-published research has found public housing tenants living in areas with a higher proportion of public housing actually had better health outcomes than those living in areas with lower densities of public housing tenants.
Wellington City Council has put out a Media Release on their research collaboration with the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities on the Public Housing & Urban Regeneration Programme funded by MBIE.
- New Zealand urgently needs to increase the diversity and quality of its housing stock if it is to meet its goal of reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 2030 and meet the needs of our diverse population, researchers at the University of Otago say.
Dr Crystal Olin was interviewed recently by Liam Hansen of Radio 95bFM about efforts to green our cities. This was in the wake of the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning that without immediate action the earth could reach a 1.5 degree Celsius rise in temperature by 2030.
Please listen to the Radio 95bFM interview with Dr Crystal Olin
A BBC film presented by He Kāinga Oranga - Housing and Health Research Programme: Unlocking the science—How can science connect the dots between disciplines and communities? Please watch the film The Science of a Healthier Home
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman analyses the challenges of housing in 2022, how Kāinga Ora is leading the way with major developments and the need for government investment.
National Portrait: Philippa Howden-Chapman – the woman whose home truths have made our houses healthierProfessor Philippa Howden-Chapman was interviewed by Stuff reporter Ethan Te Ora about her long research career working to improve the quality of Kiwi homes
- Researcher Dr Julie Bennett outlines the importance of good indoor air quality to health and how to achieve it.
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and team are awarded the 2021 Rutherford Medal.
Spotlight on housing: new report looks at growing inequity in housing in Aotearoa and possible solutionsA report published today puts a spotlight on housing through a fairness lens and finds that differences in housing are a large contributor to inequity in New Zealand.
- A University of Otago research proposal has been awarded an Endeavour Fund 2020 grant of $12,393,935 (excluding GST) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.