Launched 5 May 2016
Funding: Up to $47.9 million over 10 years
The Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge is focusing on improving the quality and supply of housing, and creating smart and attractive urban environments. This work takes place in broader research that can be used by the building sector, as well as householders, regulators, building owners and communities. This Challenge will research how innovation and technology can be better adopted by and embedded into the New Zealand building industry. Multi-disciplinary researchers will collaborate to create practical solutions that bring long-term transformational benefits for New Zealanders in how our homes, towns and cities function.
To improve the quality and supply of housing and create smart and attractive urban environments.
[Ko ngā] wā kāinga - (noun) distant home, true home, home, home base
hei whakamāhorahora - (verb) to make someone feel at home, putting people at ease, making people feel comfortable
- Auckland University of Technology
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- University of Auckland
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
- University of Waikato
- Victoria University of Wellington