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BRANZ Welcomes Funding For Future Of New Zealand Housing


BRANZ congratulates everyone involved in New Zealand’s 11 National Science Challenges for securing the second tranche of five-year funding and looks forward to supporting further world-class research into New Zealand’s housing crisis.

On Saturday 17 November 2018, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced the successful mid-point review of the 11 National Science Challenges.

BRANZ is proud host the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge - the only non-university or CRI to host one of the challenges. BBHTC is a collaboration between more than 170+ social scientists around New Zealand, working in both public and private institutions, to address some of the long-standing housing challenges for our most disadvantaged.

The studies being conducted by BBHTC are designed to discover the smartest solutions for New Zealand’s built environment - ones that support thriving communities and regions and create homes and spaces for generations.

Challenge Director Ruth Berry says the second phase of funding signals a massive opportunity for all New Zealanders.

"Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities is a platform to ensure everyone in New Zealand is living in a safe, dry, warm home in neighbourhoods celebrating diversity and community," explains Ruth.

"We want Kiwis to know that no matter where they are on the housing spectrum, there is hope. Our research is providing tangible solutions to policymakers and planners so we can fundamentally change the nature of our housing sector."


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