We specialise in working with central and local government organisations to deliver transformational outcomes in town and city centres through regeneration programmes, wellbeing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, innovative housing models and multi-stakeholder urban development projects. We call this Place Strategy. We can also help to plan for and deliver your placemaking or tactical urbanism projects.

We can help you:
Measure public value and social impact
Catalyse local economic growth
Define and deliver wellbeing outcomes
Work effectively with iwi, and stakeholders
Create well-functioning neighbourhoods + town centres
Address housing affordability and catalyze housing innovation

Featured Services

Place Strategy

We help to unpack the complexity of place-based problems, to create smart solutions that make places better for people.

Town Centre Regeneration

We work with local communities to understand how their town centres can best serve them, now and in the future. This includes identifying and facilitating partnerships and market engagement to achieve delivery certainty and maximise the potential of government investment.


Our Clients


We’re so appreciative of our clients who enable us to do the work we do.

We worked with TUA to develop our approach and programme plan for a housing project and land $2.5m of funding to help us deliver it well. What made working with TUA a good fit was our strong value alignment, but they were also a good personality fit for our team

Jodi Hayward
CEO, Te Pai Roa Tika o te Taitokerau

Putting together an iwi housing strategy for the first time required people with expertise and knowledge. TUA were amazing to work with, professional, engaging, helpful and have a lot of expertise.

Lisa Bishop
Property Project Lead, Ngāti Toa

"We worked with TUA to investigate the delivery of new housing models, in particular co-housing and a lot of useful knowledge was built up amongst our team. The team at TUA had a good mix of skills, were great facilitators, were collaborative, and their reports were well-presented and detailed.”

Brenna Waghorn
GM Strategy & Planning, Eke Panuku

“TUA have been professional and accommodating throughout and your work has been invaluable in getting the plan change to the point it is today. We have enjoyed working alongside you all.”

Karen Lees
Project Manager, Griffithsi

“Our relationship with TUA seeks to redefine what working in a true partnership means. Whilst the tangible outcomes will produce our Housing Strategy, being the crucial first step to achieving our housing aspirations, the intangible benefits of this relationship will enable both entities to increase their capacity and matauranga."

Kim Tahiwi
Project Lead, Ngā Hapu o Ōtaki