RESA has been undertaking social research and evaluation for over two decades. Our research focuses on encouraging community development and sustainable communities. We are currently leading projects under two national science challenge programmes:
Current New Zealand research around housing and older people focuses on older owner occupiers. This four-year research is part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge and aims to provide a robust evidential basis for promoting ageing well and ageing in-place in a rental reliant future by exploring the experience of, and issues facing, older renters in New Zealand.
Part of the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, this research focuses on understanding and changing the way different actors in the building and housing sphere relate to one another to help us get better homes, towns and cities.