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This report commisioned by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) from an Independant Panel of experts focuses on the design, construction and land influences on the performance of Wellington’s Statistics House during the 14 November Kāikoura earthquake in New Zealand.
Statistics House is...
The Greening the Greyfields project is developing tools to apply spatial information to urban planning decision-making, for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes.
The project is informing urban planning decisions related to the redevelopment of the middle suburbs, in particular those precincts characterised as...
This paper reports on a research project that compares and evaluates different demand subsidy models for private renters, to enable a more informed debate in Australia about the future of RA.
The research examined and reviewed demand subsidy models for private renters in Australia compared to New Zealand, Canada and the US.
The Value of Urban Design aims to establish whether there is a persuasive case for urban design – the design of the buildings, places, spaces and networks (both public and private) that make up our towns and cities, and the ways people use them....
Housing markets have played a prominent role in macroeconomic developments over recent years. For a great part of the 2000s, buoyant housing markets have contributed to sustained economic activity in most OECD countries. But many markets overheated and the collapse of the US subprime mortgage...
Explores the relevance of the concept of a liberal welfare regime to housing provision through an exploration of the interactions between governments, private markets and households in rental housing in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
This paper looks at patterns of own-home wealth across the life cycle in Australia and in several North American and Western European countries and finds that Australia is out of step with comparable countries.
In the mid-1990s, the Australian elderly had the lowest relative...
Background: The ratio of winter to non-winter mortality rates, or excess winter mortality (EWM), is higher in temperate countries, including New Zealand. Many studies suggest housing differences as a possible explanation. Home heating and insulation levels have been found to be associated with health outcomes...
The 2012 housing affordability survey covers the 325 urban markets of the United States (211); United Kingdom (33); Canada (35); Australia (32); New Zealand (8); Ireland (5) and Hong Kong in China (1).
The Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey’s rate housing affordability, based...