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  • Yukiko Kuboshima

    Designing for quality of life for the elderly

    Throughout her PhD, Victoria University student Yukiko Kuboshima has completed extensive research into housing design for the elderly. So far, her research shows a severe lack of suitable housing for New Zealand’s ageing population.

  • Urban design can’t come from the top down

    Professor Marc Aurel Schnabel and PhD candidate Shuva Chowdhury from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture report on using virtual reality tools to involve communities in the design process.

  • What intelligent cities mean for our lives

    All aspects of intelligence, both artificial and human, are needed for appropriate and sustainable development of our buildings and the cities they contribute to, writes André Brown, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design and Head of the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • ‘New solutions’ to housing crisis

    CoHousing. It’s not about cults, although the real estate agent one Wellington group bought their property through seemed to think it was. And, despite the suspicion of a Whanganui group’s neighbours, it’s not about communes. Think of a CoHousing development as being more like a “high-functioning neighbourhood”.