Health

Still Alone Together: How loneliness changed in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020 and what it means for public policy

By: Holly Walker
Published: 2021-04-13

Following on from our 2020 report on lockdown loneliness, Deputy Director and WSP in New Zealand Fellow Holly Walker has completed a 2021 update. The new report draws upon new…

Community & Place Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Environment

The Shared Path: People, not cars, at the heart of communities

By: Holly Walker
Published: 2020-11-11

The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of our total climate emissions, and more than half of these come from private vehicles. New Zealand has committed to reaching net-zero…

Community & Place Environment
Environment

The Role of Innovation in Getting to Carbon Zero

By: Kathy Errington
Published: 2019-03-01

What place is there for next generation energy such as ‘green hydrogen’? Aotearoa New Zealand needs to look at innovative ways to decrease carbon emissions. This includes increasing our renewable…

Climate Change Environment
Law and Justice

Anti-Social Media: Reducing the spread of harmful content on social networks

By: Claire Mason, Kathy Errington
Published: 2019-05-14

In the wake of the March 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack, which was live-streamed in an explicit attempt to foster support for white supremacist beliefs, it is clear that there is…

Law & Justice Governance & Kaitiakitanga Information Technology/Internet Media & Communications
People and Society

The Christchurch Principles

By: David Hall, Kathy Errington, Marianne Elliott
Published: 2019-11-12

We believe that the public sphere should be a place of equal participation. As the internet, and social media especially, becomes an increasingly influential public space, these digital media have…

Community & Place Law & Justice Governance & Kaitiakitanga Information Technology/Internet Media & Communications
Housing

Somewhere to Live: Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Jenny McArthur
Published: 2020-02-14

Aotearoa New Zealand is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, with the effects disproportionately felt by younger generations, single-parent households, Pacific Islanders, and Māori. Housing speculation, fuelled by…

Housing Insecurity Economics & Finances Poverty and Inequality Policy
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engaged communities

By: Amanda Reid
Published: 2019-12-09

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy,…

Language and Culture Government – Central & Local Community Development
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