Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.

Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.

Fulton Hogan Dunedin has joined the Climate Safe House project with a commitment to assist with the transportation of our relocatable prototype climate safe house from its construction site at the Otago Polytechic to its foundations in Blueskin Bay. One of the design requirements for the Climate Safe House is that it be readily movableRead more about Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.[…]

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRCT is excited to announce that BRANZ has come on board to support the Climate Safe House project.  BRANZ Senior Social Scientist, Dr Casimir MacGregor, noted that the “Climate Safe House project provides an innovative and timely way to communicate building and climate science to the public through the co-creation of research that explores and providesRead more about BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project[…]

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

We’ve got to be a lot smarter in our new builds, not only for affordable ‘Kiwi Build’, but also for climate safe housing.  In this RNZ interview Auckland housing strategist Leonie Freeman identifies the need to break down silos, build collaboration so the “whole sector group can work together to sort out […] blockages”.  ThisRead more about Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage[…]

Climate change: what to do?

Climate change: what to do?

As our Dunedin City Council considers what projects to prioritise over the next 10 years during Long Term Plan deliberations it is useful to consider what we can do.  Climate change is here and we have entered the Long Emergency.  Already we can participate and co-create a more resilient local electricity network (www.ben.p2power.co.nz) for Dunedin’s Northern Districts,Read more about Climate change: what to do?[…]

Facing up to the future

Facing up to the future

In this article (https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/facing-future-0) Emeritus Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt from the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago examines the Dunedin situation in regard to climate change adaptation. We are of course pleased that our workshops were used as an example of how we can all be involved in contributing to solutions. We do indeedRead more about Facing up to the future[…]

Talking adaptation

Talking adaptation

This year might just be the year we get serious about climate change. In this podcast, (from left) Chris Cameron – Researcher and Scientist at Bodeker Scientific, Andrew Tait – Principal Scientist at NIWA, and Dave Cull, President of Local Government NZ and Mayor of Dunedin, join host Scott Willis of Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust on OurRead more about Talking adaptation[…]

The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…

The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…

Climate change and associated sea level rise is going to challenge us with some very difficult decisions.  “We have to decide which areas we are going to protect, and which areas we’re going to have to retreat from,” said Dr Jim Salinger in an interview on “the Project” recently. This fraught choice (protect/retreat) was aRead more about The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…[…]

Climate change affecting us now

Climate change affecting us now

Last week, raw sewerage mingled with floodwater in Surrey Street, South Dunedin after the storm water system was overwhelmed for the second time in three years.  We are now living the predicted consequences of a warming planet, and such extreme events make the already vulnerable more vulnerable.  It is timely therefore to do a fullRead more about Climate change affecting us now[…]

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