How can our big cities - beset by issues of housing affordability and availability, traffic congestion, overcrowding, and disaster preparedness - best work for their residents? 

Ben Schrader won the WH Oliver award for best NZ history for The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities 1840–1920. Philippa Howden Chapman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago and director of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, authored Home Truths: Confronting New Zealand’s Housing Crisis

They dissect city problems and proffer solutions in discussion with author and journalist Max Rashbrooke.

Image: (c) Dan Freeman

Change to the published programme: Simon Wilson will no longer be chairing this event.

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Sunday 11 Mar


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