The shape of our cities and our transport systems matter for building a successful low carbon society. Work by the New Climate Economy, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, affirms that compact urban development with strong public transport connections makes for lower carbon cities that are also “more productive, socially inclusive, resilient, cleaner, quieter and safer”.
Here in New Zealand, there is growing evidence of a generational shift in housing and transport preferences, aided by the emergence of new technologies and disruptive business models. Is there a new ‘Kiwi Dream’ emerging? In this talk members of Generation Zero will explore the topic and offer their perspective on what this means for New Zealand, with a focus on Auckland.
Leroy Beckett is a media and campaign advisor for Generation Zero, with interests in politics, the media, media theory, public transport, cycling, and the environment.
Generation Zero is a youth-led organisation, and was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels. They believe we can build more liveable cities with greater housing and transport choices to attract the best and brightest to New Zealand. The solutions will not come from one minority, one political party, or one ideology but will come from real New Zealanders from all backgrounds joining together under a central vision.
May 27th, 2015 6:30 PM through 8:30 PM
Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland
You can register here
In 2014 Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand put together two dozen short YouTube videos about the major threats to our current way of life, and some of the actions that are needed to enable a prosperous future for humans on this Earth. They identify an economic system that enables us to live within the capacity to support human life, and the major global drivers that will impact on our future choices.
Here are some links:
- Nicky Hager on Democracy
- Towards a left wing think tank? A response to Sue Bradford by Geoff Fischer
- What might social housing become – Alan Johnson
- A major left wing think tank in Aotearoa—an impossible dream or a call to action?
- Piketty for Dummys
- An Economy for a Resilient World
- The Land is Still Our Life
- Ethics in Finance and the Regulation of the Financial Sector
- ARD Fairburn's 'The Land, Our Life' Revisited
- Flawed theory – failed practice: Light-handed regulation in New Zealand