Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Keriata Stuart & Ralph Chapman (eds)


This book collects and expands on papers presented at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities’ 2009 national symposium on sustainable transport and our built environment.

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Contributors explain how public and private transport form part of our culture, how they interact with urban centres, and how they affect our lives – our health and our social wellbeing. Research shows the challenge we face in making our transport networks resilient and sustainable, and the contributors to this book suggest how we might start that task.

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About the author

Philippa Howden-Chapman is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington, where she teaches public policy. She is a director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted a number of randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving awards for her work. She is currently the chair of the WHO housing and Health Guidelines Development Group and was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty.

Keriata Stuart (Te Atiawa ki Waiwhetū, Taranaki) is an independent Māori public health policiy advisor and researcher, and also works as a strategic advisor on Māori public health for the New Zealand Public Health Association/Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui. Keriata completed her Master of Public Health degree in 2009. Her research interests include Māori environmental health and iwi/hapū development, and increasing Māori participation in developing community and national public policy.

Ralph Chapman directs the graduate programme in environmental studies at Victoria University. An environmental economist, he has worked with New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment and Treasury; the British Treasury in Whitehall, the OECD, and as a New Zealand negotiator for the Kyoto Protocol.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm