Medium density housing assessment tools: Discovery phase working paper

Verney Ryan, Bill Smith.

This working paper reports on progress during the Discovery Phase of Beacon’s Medium Density Housing (MDH) research. The project is addressing the question “How is success of MDH measured at the individual development and neighbourhood level?” Work so far includes a review of existing literature, assessment tools and MDH guidance, drawing out themes and core principles on which to build a New Zealand-specific assessment. An Advisory Group has been formed and provided initial feedback on the approach and principles proposed. Key issues to be resolved and the next steps for the project are identified.