Can buildings provide habitat for native species?

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Maggie MacKinnon’s research investigates the role buildings could play in enhancing urban green infrastructure. Rapid and increasing urbanisation results in habitat loss and degradation and is a primary threat to global biodiversity. The loss of biodiversity negatively impacts ecosystems and the resources …

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What makes a city ‘walkable’?

Written by: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Swarnali Dihingia’s research is at the crux of New Zealand’s intensification debate. The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) requires a six-storey minimum building height within the …

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