Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Liveable Cities - a National Science Challenge Panel Talk

Live recording from NZISF 2023

How can we adapt our cities and the way we inhabit them to make them more liveable in an era of climate change? A wide range of options will be discussed, from creating urban sponges to increasing flood resilience, encouraging food equity, changing the way we move around, and greening our cities to support mental health - all drawing upon research from the National Science Challenges.



Simon Kingham - Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
Caroline Orchiston - Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge
Robin Quigg - University of Otago Division of Health Sciences
Danielle Shanahan - New Zealand's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge
Robyn Simcock - Building Better Towns, Homes and Cities National Science Challenge

Moderator: Aaron Hawkins (former Mayor of Dunedin)

Established in 2014, the eleven government-funded National Science Challenges are cross-disciplinary, mission-led programmes designed to tackle New Zealand’s biggest science-based challenges. As they enter their final year of funding, representatives of each Science Challenge will gather in Dunedin across four nights to discuss some of the impactful research that has come out of these initiatives and how it is being applied across Aotearoa for the benefit of us all.

This talk was recorded live on 5 July 2023 as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.

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