Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities | Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora
The Building Better Homes,Towns and Cities National Science Challenge aims to improve the quality and supply of housing and create smart and attractive urban environments.
Launched: 5 May 2016
Funding: Up to $47.9 million over 10 years
The Challenge is seeking to improve the quality and supply of housing and create smart and attractive environments through:
- improving housing stock
- meeting future demand for affordable housing
- taking up innovation and productivity improvement opportunities
- improving current and future urban environments and resident’s well-being
- better systems for improved land-use decisions.
Research outcomes will support New Zealanders to embrace change and to understand what sustainable and effective-land use means for our 21st century lives.
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
- Opus International Consultants
- Auckland Council Research Investigation and Monitoring Unit (RIMU)
- Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA)
- Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS Science).