Neighbourhoods

Beacon believes neighbourhoods are good for people and the planet. We have tools to assess good practice at both neighbourhood and development levels.

Medium density development Christchurch

Medium density assessment tools

We’ve developed tools to assess good practice in medium density in New Zealand. Working with private and community housing developments, we’ve been adding to and refining the tools.

Case study: Brickworks

An assessment of the 60 apartment Brickworks development at Hobsonville Point found residents were proud to live there although concerned about parking.

Hobsonville Point

Neighbourhood sustainability tools

These tools assess neighbourhoods against a sustainability framework which considers all aspects of a neighbourhood, including transport and amenities. Particularly useful is including residents’ views on their own neighbourhood.

Case study: Hobsonville Point

Kainga Ora uses feedback from the tools to feed into its sustainability reporting, capturing changing resident opinion as the development grows.