How can young people create liveable cities?
Cities are at the heart of our housing and climate crises.
Decision makers will soon face choices that will shape Wellington's long term future, and past experience shows young people are less likely to make their voices heard to their councils than older groups.
This event aims to ensure young people are empowered to shape Wellington's future. First, we hear from experts about what liveable, sustainable cities look like, what policy is needed to get us there, and how young people can influence decision-makers. We will then workshop submissions to the Wellington City Council’s Long Term Plan, which determines what the Council will spend money on over the next 10 years.
THURSDAY 6th MAY 2021
Creative HQ Event Hub,
via 54 Inglewood Place
The inequalities of the housing crisis: what's the best way forward?
The housing crisis and the inequalities it brings is continually a hot topic in the media, we see our politicians debating on solutions to move forward and constant reminders of the crisis all around us; with homelessness, house sharing and low home ownership being a common occurrence in New Zealand. However, the inequalities we see are complex and described with so much jargon that it’s not surprising that the depth of our understanding is limited.
What is the extent to which these inequalities are affecting our communities? How have we got ourselves in this situation? And most importantly, what solutions are we putting in place to elevate and eventually eliminate this breech of our basic human right to adequate housing?
Join us in Auckland to unpack this much needed conversation, with leading economists and individuals who are on the ground, seeing first hand the effects this crisis is having within our communities.