Strategy and Research
Strategy and Research Projects
We have worked on an impressive range of strategic planning and both qualitative and quantitative research projects. These projects have involved local and national government as well as community and corporate strategic policy and practice. Our strategic planning and research work involves analysing current policies, designing research programs, defining research questions, carrying out research, critiquing research findings and preparing issues and options papers.
We have analysed, researched and delivered findings on city council consultation policies, population projections, GIS-based information, demographics, residential development trends and issues, as well as a wide range of studies relating to land, including industrial and residential land use, capacity, change, projected change, yield analysis and demand studies.
Some of our latest strategic planning and research projects include:
Project: MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE CHRISTCHURCH CITY PLAN
We undertook a project monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Christchurch City Plan and parts of the Banks Peninsula District Plan under Section 35 of the Resource Management Act. This involved statistical analysis, ground truthing, interviews and evaluating information from a variety of sources.
Project: A HOUSING AFFORDABILITY REVIEW
We reviewed and analysed both international and national literature on the reasons behind and the factors affecting housing affordability and then applied them to the situation in Christchurch. We reported and presented our findings to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Management Team.
Project: A RESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE RESEARCH PROJECT
We undertook a literature review of national and international research into the drivers behind people’s housing choices. We then applied our findings to a review of Christchurch’s residential housing preferences and reported on future changes to those trends.