Research Briefs

Several research papers endorse the aspirations and actions of SmartGrowth relating to housing: urbanistation; urban development capacity; transport; industrial and commercial land capacity and other issues.

Summary of the Population and Labour Force and Household Projections; Urbanisation of  Te Tumu in the future as a future growth area in the original SmartGrowth Strategy; identify the implications and opportunities of population ageing within the context of health, housing, employment and transportation; projecting long-term industrial land needs for the sub-region; residential intensification into a regulatory framework that gains acceptance from both the development community and the neighbourhoods likely to be affected; Residential Land Capacity and Suitability Study 2011 identifies and assesses a number of additional areas where urban development could occur in the sub-region.

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