Assessing environmental sustainability outcomes at neighbourhood scale: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Hobsonville Point, Auckland
Paola Boarin; Natalie Allen; Errol Haarhoff
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
This research focusses on assessing the environmental sustainability of neighbourhoods. It further develops and tests a framework for post occupancy evaluation of the planning and delivery of a neighbourhood’s environmental sustainability. The matrix developed to examine Hobsonville Point is the underpinning methodology. It categorises environmental performance measures according to energy use, transportation, water management and conservation, ecology and habitat, and waste and pollution management. It works for both greenfield developments and urban renewal. It also functions across neighbourhood and mesh block scales and asks questions about how well a neighbourhood has performed at both these critical scales.
Other reports associated with this research
Boarin, P., Besen, P., & Haarhoff, E. (2018). Post-Occupancy Evaluation of neighbourhoods: A review of the literature. Working Paper 18-01 for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Urban Wellbeing: Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 75pgs. Auckland: BBHTC.
Haarhoff, E., Allen, N., Austin, P., Beattie, L. & Boarin, P. (2019). Living at density in Hobsonville Point, Auckland: Resident perceptions. Working Paper 19-01 for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Urban Wellbeing: Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 75pgs. Auckland: BBHTC.
Haarhoff, E., Beattie, L., & Dupuis, A. (2016). Does higher density housing enhance liveability? Case studies of housing intensification in Auckland. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1243289.
Haarhoff, E. & Beattie, L. (2017). Can higher density enhance liveability? Build 160, June/July 2017, pp 70-71. Wellington: BRANZ.
Articles associated with this research – Karere Tūhono
Case study: Can higher density enhance liveability?
July 2017: Higher-density housing requires quality urban development to deliver liveable, walkable communities. A National Science Challenge-funded survey in Auckland showed this is what people want from where they live. Associating enhanced liveability with higher density at first glance seems illogical. In the early part of the 20th century, the idea was promoted that better urban conditions required lower densities. So how did we get to arguing that higher density enhances liveability? >> Read More
Media: Hobsonville Point high density development study findings
30 May 2018: North Harbour News/Stuff article
Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods Principal Investigator Errol Haarhoff is interviewed about the impact of high density living on well-being and housing satisfaction at Hobsonville Point. The suburb is unique in that it’s the first of its kind: a greenfield built from scratch and founded on the principle of high density living, says Errol. And it seems to be working well. >> Read More
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Post-Occupancy Evaluation, urban development, urban design, neighbourhoods, 15 minute neighbourhood, neighbourhood walkability, neighbourhood satisfaction, community engagement, Hobsonville
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Urban Development; Urban Planning
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
Boarin, P., Allen, N. & Haarhoff, E. (2019). Assessing environmental sustainability outcomes at neighbourhood scale: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Working Paper 19-05 for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Urban Wellbeing: Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 104pgs. Auckland: BBHTC.