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Book 37
Bridget Williams Books
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The poor standard of current housing, and the inability of too many people on low incomes to access decent housing, is causing a cascade of problems that are avoidable.

Housing affordability. Unhealthy homes. Wealth inequality. Environmental sustainability. Social mobility. The state of New Zealand housing is central to many major issues confronting this country. In this wide-ranging BWB Text, leading international housing researcher Philippa Howden-Chapman reveals how New Zealand has lost its way on housing. This succinct introduction, drawing on two decades of award-winning research, helps chart a new way ahead for housing that is healthy, inclusive and sustainable.
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About the author

Philippa Howden-Chapman is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington, where she teaches public policy. She is director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. In 2014, researchers in He Kainga Oranga were awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Team Prize.

Philippa has also been awarded the Queen’s Service Order, the Health Research Council Liley Medal for excellence in health research, the Royal Society of New Zealand Joan Metge Medal for excellence in social science, the New Zealand Psychological Society Public Interest Award and the Public Health Association’s Public Health Champion Award.

She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group, was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty and is a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Nov 20, 2015
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Pages
116
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ISBN
9780947492342
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
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This content is DRM protected.
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