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Recipients of the Urban Resilience Innovation and Collaboration Hub

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13 November 2020

In the first half of 2020 the Urban programme established the Urban Resilience Innovation & Collaboration Hub, a round of contestable funding with the purpose of supporting research and research-related activities that promote urban resilience in New Zealand. The fund provides up to NZD $10,000 for projects that add value to the existing work within the Urban programme of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge. Projects will run up for up to two years.

Applications closed in July with the final decisions made in August by the Urban Steering Committee and co-opted panel members Josh Te Kani (RNC Vision Mātauranga Knowledge Broker) and Jo Horrocks (EQC). We are pleased to announce that twelve projects have been selected. These projects represent a diverse range of topics and involve researchers representing universities, institutes, iwi, NGOs, schools, and community groups. We are very pleased to welcome them into the RNC Urban programme waka.

A list of the twelve funded projects, with primary investigators (PI), project titles, and associated organisations is below.

PI Name(s)Project titleOrganisation(s)
Siautu AlefaioTalanoa Podcast: Educating and strengthening resilient communities in ManurewaMassey University and Roscommon School
Carel BezuidenhoutImpacts of an urban shock to local food supply chainsMassey University
Denise BlakeSex work for Māori: Covid-19 and beyondMassey University, The University of Auckland and New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective
Edward Challies; Frances ChartersAssessing co-benefits of blue-green infrastructure for urban social-ecological resilienceUniversity of Canterbury
Kaye-Maree DunnI-Hono ki te HaporiMaking Everything Achievable Limited
Jenny Lee-MorganUrban Marae Responses to Covid-19: Creative Pikitia SeriesNga Wai a Te Tui – Unitec Institute of Technology NZ
Jesse GraymanThe Role of Faith-Based Institutions in Auckland’s Disaster
Resilience During and After Covid-19
University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts
Tom LoganMulti-criteria spatial optimisation for guiding long-term land use planning for resilience and sustainabilityUniversity of Canterbury
Steve Ronoh; Loic Le DeGood and Ready New ZealandNew Zealand Red Cross and Auckland University of Technology
Finn ScheeleDevelopment of a population exposure model for New ZealandGNS Science
Marion TanCRISiS Lab Education and Outreach ProjectJoint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University
Civil and Environmental Engineering, and The University of Auckland
Sophia TsangLiving with hazards and risks in Auckland: Which locations in Tāmaki Makaurau do we value the most?The University of Auckland

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