Koi Tū takes a holistic perspective of sustainability, recognising that it's not merely a matter of addressing climate change, social cohesion, or mental health. In a world often segmented into silos, we aim to break down barriers and focus on interconnected systems that promote a more sustainable future.

Empowering communities through deliberative democracy 

Our Koi Tū deputy director Anne Bardsley and associate director Kristiann Allen attended the Gisborne District Council recently to share how deliberative democracy can be...


A woman cycling along red bike lane with signs of bicycles on street
Help shape the future of transport in Auckland
Koi Tū is working with Auckland Council to understand what people think about changes to the transport system that will shape the future of our city.

Partcipants at the Koi Tū and Watercare workshops.
Webinar: Citizen assemblies and deliberative processes for European Union’s Mission Ocean
Learn about developing and delivering a minipublic within a research project: The Citizens’ Assembly on the Next Source of Water for Auckland, New Zealand

Genetic engineering to the rescue?
Given our existing pest problems and the likelihood of new ones being inflicted on us by global warming, we need to begin to investigate genetic options.

Close up view of solar panels in a city, with skyscrapers in the background.
Flipping the science model: A roadmap to science missions for sustainability
An International Science Council’s global commission is calling for a “new way of doing science” to tackle the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Young couple cycling, others walking or jogging late afternoon and enjoying the sunset at Stanley Park
New Zealanders lead call for SDGs to be science-led
Three internationally renowned New Zealanders are part of the International Science Council’s global commission calling for a “new way of doing science” to tackle the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Webinar with Sophie Howe – intergenerational stewardship for Aotearoa NZ
Hear from Sophie Howe about how her role as Future Generations Commissioner had impact and how we can all drive momentum on better long-term decision making for Aotearoa.

Flooding inundates the highway in central North Island, New Zealand.
Risk listening: rethinking how we understand and manage risk
Aotearoa New Zealand needs to set up a national risk assessment authority to better prepare the country for high-impact risks and disasters.


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