Building Better Number 19
Message from the Director; Life when renting for older Māori; Quality of life ultimate goal for ‘smart’ communities; Building the foundations of collaboration: From housing development to community renewal; Supporting geospatial decisions; Financialisation of NZ’s housing market driving house price increases; 2020: A Year without Public Space; BBHTC researcher profile: Gradon Diprose; Tell us what you think; and new publications.
Building Better Number 18
Message from the Director; Building solutions for people with dementia; Searching for community wellbeing in Oamaru; Defining functional labour market geography; Older people’s housing experiences: COVID-19 response; Close to home: Why we need social housing more than ever; The price of Airbnb: The impact on long-term rental availability in Waitaki; Kaumātua launch Māori-designed cookie cutters; Social impacts of cycle trails on small towns and settlements; Drivers of urban development in New Zealand; Where do bright young things settle after graduation?; Tell us what you think; and new publications.
Building Better Number 17
Message from the Director; Lessons from Māori voices in NZ's Science Sector: A guide to Vision Mātauranga; A house that is a home for whānau Māori; Regeneration and revitalisation: The role of the built environment; Commuting to diversity; Welcoming newcomers in regional settlements; Essential workers struggling with overcrowding at home; Social mortgages and affordable housing; Too many costly homes; Building Better sunshine value research cited internationally; Co-design with young Aucklanders; Minister opens stage 1 of kaumātua building upgrade; Urban regeneration and social cohesion; Rigour and rigour mortis? Planning, calculative rationality, and forces of stability and change; A life together; and new publications.
Building Better Number 16
Changes to BBHTC's Governance Group; Disruptive mobility and the potential for land reclamation; Designing walkable neighbourhoods; Green infrastructure in water-sensitive urban design fundamental; Regional development and the mana whenua of Pōkeno; Regional district and town profiles show positive results; Soft infrastructure for hard times; Toitū te Kāinga, Toitū te Ora, Toitū te Tangata: Healthy homes, healthy people; What is a social mortgage?; Cultural Ambassador - The Built Environment; Understanding Place: Red Zone Stories; New designs offer range of options for marae; Radical rethink of our cities will improve urban wellbeing; How Airbnb is changing our regions; In service to homeless whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau; Papakāinga People; Papakāinga in the 21st Century: Going up; Dr Amanda Yates Lead Researcher Mauri Ora and Urban Wellbeing Project; and Gisborne's quality of life.
Building Better Number 15
Fixing a broken system; Housing as a human right; The four key essentials for a functional housing system; Māori Housing 4-Part Podcast; Housing advocate wants Māori inclusion helping families; Dr Hutchings appointed to NZ's MBIE Science Board; Hobsonville Point: Living at higher density; Moving for business or fun?; Where do we dance? Planning social spaces in the suburbs; Exploring Papakāinga; Lincoln Planning Review - Special Issue: Building Better Towns and Communities; Unlocking solutions to the Māori housing crisis through kaupapa Māori research; Airbnb: Disrupting the regional housing market; Local growth is complex!; Gauging the appeal; Field days in 'meanwhile spaces'; Māori housing experts gather under one roof; Dr Fiona Cram, MNZM; Child’s play: Involving kids in the design of public spaces; Developers and financiers: impacts in the NZ housing market; and Biodiversity can enhance urban wellbeing.
Building Better Number 14
The regeneration of Oamaru; Home and business: Living in harmony; Functional housing for older people; Waimahia Inlet affordable housing study; Rangatahi: Perceptions of housing and papakāinga; Auckland’s housing supply challenge; PM’s Chief Science Advisor says hui with Māori experts ‘Ka rawe!’; Success in Regional Settlements team delivers results at RSA Conference; Virtual environments in urban design; Māori designers a hit at RAIC; Red zone stories to be told via new app; Power to the people: Maia Ratana; Solving urban homelessness with manaakitanga; Te Manaaki o Te Marae; and Shift Aotearoa Conference 2019.
Building Better Number 13
Building Better performing well, $24.3m approved for next five years; Strategy for Phase II released; AKO: Your participation matters; Amenities and the attractiveness of New Zealand cities; Resilience and housing markets; Te Aranga Māori design principles; Concepts of Neighbourhood; Renting for the over 65s; Cultural landscape approach to design at ICOMOS; Action-packed month for New Zealand’s housing sector; Designed to disrupt: A digital tool for urban regeneration; Remaking community; Te Puea Memorial Marae host hui for urban homelessness; ESP finalist in Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards; Who cares? Insights from social media; Virtual reality for urban design decisions; and Weaving the Strands.
Building Better Number 12
Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities reveals research focus; Intergenerational kaumātua village helps Kirikiriroa achieve age-friendly status; Special Housing Areas: Spaces in Contention; Designing housing decision-support tools for resilient older people; Impact of covenants on affordable housing; Ngā Kōrero speaker series: The housing crisis conversation; Following the money: Understanding the building industry’s exit from affordable housing production; Tiny Houses; Government Minister says elderly housing needs cannot be overlooked; NZ 'not geared for affordable housing'; Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua - Project Team Hui; Urbanism NZ Conference; Why waste water?; Unlocking transport innovation.
Building Better Number 11
Special edition of the Building Better eNewsletter with information about the Revised Tranche 2 Strategy. What will our research direction be as we move into the next phase of this National Science Challenge?
Building Better Number 10
Building Better Colloquium; Goodbye Big City!; London solution to Kiwi housing crisis; The call of home for new graduate; Upcoming Events; We've gone social; Data literacy for better research collaboration; Autonomous vehicles and urban environments; Vicious to Virtuous Homes and Cities in an Ageing New Zealand; Study casts doubt on effectiveness of Special Housing Areas in Tauranga; Passive Low-Energy Architecture 2017 Legacy Document; Building more houses does not make them affordable; How we can build the kind of housing we want and need; Māori solutions to future proof housing; Mātauranga Māori provides pathway to future-proof housing; Building research capacity in communities.
Building Better Number 9
Challenge to build better; Transforming the building industry: State of Nation knowledge report; Toi Ohomai gets $700k for Maori health research project; NZ's hidden homes; Land costs and affordability; Investing in affordable homes; Can higher density enhance liveability?; Rebuilding great neighbourhoods; Supporting regional settlements; Valuing sunshine; Putting knowledge into action; Planning for the future; Decoding housing messages; TRANS-disciplinary research through STS practice: The co-creation of knowledge and collaboration; Casimir MacGregor - NSCs: Encouraging new ways of social science?
Building Better Number 8
The Challenge Directorate; Governance Group meetings; Contracted SRAs; Maori Housing – Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua Investment process; Challenge Contract and KPIs; Contestable Funding Round; Challenge Conference, Christchurch, 5-6 September 2017; Upgrading the Challenge Website.