The Helen Clark Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, public policy think tank based in New Zealand. Building on the lifetime of public service by its patron Helen Clark, the Foundation aims to contribute to policy debates on how to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful society.
Under the partnership, WSP sponsors a fulltime researcher with the Foundation to produce evidence-based reports and insights to stimulate public debate and policy action. Previous research topics include:
Our previous reports include:
- Safer Cities by Design - How better urban form can lead to safer and more vibrant city centres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Te Ara Matatika (Volume II) - A Fair Charge for Better Cities: The potential for congestion charging to help unlock our transport system.
- Te Ara Matatika - The Fair Path: Why transport matters for equity, and how Aotearoa New Zealand can fairly transition to the connected low-traffic cities we need for a decarbonised future.
- Nau Mai: Welcome Home: How can Aotearoa New Zealand meet the needs of our diaspora, attract some of them home, and prepare for the trends of a post-pandemic future.
- Alone Together: Loneliness in Aotearoa and what it means for public policy and the built environment.
- The Shared Path: How low-traffic areas in cities can decarbonise transport, save lives, and create connected urban communities.