Medium density housing assessment tools: Framework development working paper

Verney Ryan, Bill Smith.

This working paper reports on progress during the framework development and best tool evaluation phases 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?” This report sets out the foundations of a suitable New Zealand assessment framework for medium density developments. This framework highlights the key aspects that will be assessed and provides criteria and sub criteria for assessment. The evolving framework forms the basis for the development of the prototype tool which will be tested in the coming phases of the project. Key issues to be resolved and the next steps for the project are also identified.