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Reimagining Housing: Think Outside The Box, a sustainable future for housing, with Dr Crystal Olin (Research Fellow - NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago Wellington)

Friday 17th June 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |

International science journal Wellbeing, Space, and Society has recently published findings from University of Otago researchers which indicate that Aotearoa New Zealand needs to increase the diversity and quality of its housing stock to meet the needs of the population and the Government’s 2030 carbon reduction targets.


We spoke with Dr. Crystal Olin from the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities about Aotearoa’s current development style, and how a more sustainable future can be achieved through changing housing, public transport and developing communal spaces.