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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UDF AGM presentation by Eva Zombori and David Rudlin – 13 October 2021

UDF held its Annual General Meeting on 13 October 2021. The AGM was followed by a presentation covering Could Form-Based Codes be the opportunity to achieve a quality urban environment in New Zealand?  What is a Form-Based Code? How do they improve outcomes for the built environment?   Our presenters …

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Secret Mission

Streetfilms presents Streetopia NYC with secret agent Janette Sadik-Khan. A humorous and effective take on progressing the revolution to the next level – get involved, shared your ideas, and…. organise…… the power is ours, whether by stealth or surge.  

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