Good Homes for Good Lives.

Research Bulletin on Covernants

A BBHTC Research Bulletin from Architecture of Decision-making researchers Dr Kay Saville-Smith and Craig Fredrickson, exploring another aspect of the factors influencing affordable housing and housing affordability -privately imposed covenants on residential land – has been added to the BBHTC website and is available for download now.

NSC Colloquim May 2018

The National Science Challenges Colloquium, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities: Ko Ngā Wā Kainga hei whakamāhorahora was held at AUT’s Auckland City Campus on the 9th and 10th of May.

The Improving the Architecture of Decision-making team presented research findings in poster format covering five topic areas. Click on poster titles in the list below to view posters on the BBHTC Challenge webpage.




Bay of Plenty Times article on SHA report

Study casts doubt on the effectiveness of Special Housing Areas in Tauranga.

Click here to read article


Radio interview with Dr Kay Saville-Smith

Listen to research programme leader Dr Kay Saville-Smith discuss her recently released report on Accessory Dwelling Units and whether these ‘hidden homes’ could be part of the solution to NZ’s housing crisis.


Could hidden homes solve the housing crisis? Radio New Zealand National – Nine to Noon