A co-created vision for a new housing ecosystem in Aotearoa.


The Challenge

  • In response to the concerns about the housing ecosystem in Aotearoa and following the aftermath of COVID-19 and its effects, the aim of this document was to reveal the complex, interconnected factors contributing to the current housing crisis, and reveal a new way to view How We Live. 
  • The report is a platform created for shared understanding and consistent language for the housing ecosystem so that different sectors can engage more effectively in conversations about potential solutions. The report demonstrates the complexity of the housing environment and presents opportunities for more inclusive housing discussions encouraging co-creation as a strategic way forward. 

The Journey 

  • Commissioned by the PIF Foundation, the report involved a number of collaborators. TUA provided key input from its extensive resource library based on previous projects. This helped to shape essential content. 

The Outcome

  • The document introduces Collective Housing as a viable catalyst for change in housing in Aotearoa. Local and global case studies are included as examples, such as Hawaikirangi Whanāu Trust Papakāinga unique to Aotearoa, and Lange Eng Cohousing Community in Denmark. 
  • The report highlights that housing is interconnected with health and wellbeing, community connection and belonging, material use and waste, energy use and emissions, biodiversity and land use. It proposes an Housing Ecosystem Map that explores the requirements of New Zealand society to align social and environmental needs with economic models. 
  • The document stresses that a collective approach to housing is undeniably necessary in making change. With this, each individual person is identified as having a role within the housing ecosystem. Resources and tips are given to stakeholders as actionable steps within the categories; civil society;  real economy; government and regulators; and financial economy.

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