BRANZ assessing guide for medium density development

Sep 21, 2017 | News

The purpose of this project is to identify and quantify the benefits of medium density housing as a housing option. This could include the lower cost of medium density housing compared with standalone homes, as well as the fact that is often closer to amenities and to inner-city workplaces. The project will run until 2018, and will have several phases. It will start with work to identify the existing attitudes and perceptions of medium density housing. The next phase will assess insights around the pros and cons of medium density housing as a choice.

After reviewing nine of the most relevant existing approaches to the guidance and assessment of medium density and built form, they’ve identified key concepts which a New Zealand and medium density-specific framework would need. You can read more about this here.

You can access the assessment tool here.

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