Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment.

Projects & publications

Below is a selection of some of our current and past projects and publications. For our more recent public good research and publications please see our Good Homes site.

Scroll to the bottom of this page, to be taken to a list of selected projects. Select the project you are interested in for a blurb on the project and any publications associated with that project.  Alternatively browse the list of selected publications below. This list can be sorted using the drop down menus or searched using a key word from the title and then clicking the filter button.

Selected Publications

DateTitleProject NameFunderAuthor
20160916Downsizing and the Housing Stock - Realities for Older People1141MBIEDr K. Saville-Smith, Dr M. Rehm, Dr B. James and Prof L. Murphy
20160218Realising Housing Equity for Older Home Owners: Myths, realities, practicalities` Laurence Murphy, Kay Saville-Smith, Michael Rehm, & Bev James paper presented to Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Melbourne, February 2017.1141MBIELaurence Murphy, Kay Saville-Smith, Michael Rehm, & Bev James
20160915Making Good Housing Choices: Information Needs and Access - presentation Dr Bev James to the Conference of NZ Association of Gerontology 15-17 Sept 20161141MBIEDr Bev James
20140926Strengthening the Financial Well-being of Older Adults1141MBIEDr Rob Wiener
20130521`Who Cares About Water?`, BUILD, 135:53-541146Building Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith
20060701Working Paper 1 - Disability Prevalence Forecasting & Housing1163Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Kay Saville Smith (CRESA) & Bev James (Public Policy and Research)
20101001Why Site Selection Matters: Fred and Freda's Story of Loss1141Kay Saville-Smith with Fred and Freda
20140921Key note presentation Australian Universal Design Conference - Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Every time1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20090915HomeSmart Renovations: Early Data from the Homeowner Interviews1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20100615Getting Sustainable Neighbourhoods Presentation1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20120921Getting Accessible Housing: Practical Approaches to Encouraging Industry take-up and Meeting Need1304Kay Saville-Smith and James Saville
20140110Council Planning and Policies: Positive Ageing and Planning for Adverse Natural Events1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James and Kay Saville-Smith
20010111Community-based Solutions for Sustainable Housing1154Kay Saville-Smith and David Thorns
20050928Community Safety Issues: Report on Phase 1 2003-20041160FRSTBev James
20110626Community Safety and Residential Movement1160FRSTBev James
20041128Community Attachment: Determinants, Indicators & Measures1160FRSTBev James
20080913Chinese Case Study1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentElsie Ho
20100401Children's Housing Futures1161Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Public Policy & Research and CRESA
20110728Charrette Intro (ppt)1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20071015Building for Sustainable Homes in Sustainable Neighbourhoods1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Denise Bijoux, Katja Lietz
20100109Building Energy End-Use Study (BEES): Years 1 & 2 - BRANZ Study Report 2241146BRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAN. Isaacs (ed), K. Saville-Smith, R. Bishop, M. Camilleri, J. Jowett, A. Hills, D. Moore, M. Babylon, M. Donn, M. Heinrichs, H.
20110901Building Energy End-use Study (BEES): Year 3 BRANZ Study Report 2361146BRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAN. Isaacs (ed), K. Saville-Smith, M. Babylon, R. Bishop, M. Camilleri, M. Donn, D. Moore, and H. Roberti
20030428Building Attachment in Families and Communities Affected by Transience and Residential Mobility: New Research Programmes1160FRSTKay Saville-Smith and Bev James
20120601BEES Interim Report : Buildings - Size, Management and Use Building Energy End-use Study (BEES): Year 5 SR227/11146BRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20090320Private and Community Sector Contributions to Social and Economic Research in NZ: funding, skills, value and all that1321Kay Saville-Smith
20141001Local Government Housing, Older Tenants and Adverse Natural Events1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20140808Presentation to Eco Design Advisors Workshop - Real Dream Homes1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20140615Retirement Village Housing Resilience Survey1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20140515Presentation to Te Papa Summit - Resilient Communities: Some Preliminary Learnings and Next Steps1142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20140102'Homes a financial stretch', BUILD 140, 45-46nullKay Saville-Smith
20130110'Staying Home', BUILD 138, 71-721142Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20130521Housing Assets: A paper for the 2013 Review of Retirement Income1156Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement IncomeKay Saville-Smith
20130201`Commercial Building use`, BUILD, 134:821146Building Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20120801`Drivers for Resource Efficiency`, BUILD, 1251146Building Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith
20120703Rebuilding with Different Building owner Imeratives - Insights from BEES data, BEES seminar presentation, Christchurch1146BRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAKay Saville-Smith
20120618`Putting our Energy into Good Homes, Good Neighbourhoods, Good Lives`1290Kay Saville-Smith
20120424Older People`s Home Repair and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand, Presentation to Good Homes Repairs and maintenance1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20120228'Designed for All Ages`, BUILD, 128:50-511144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20120208Tools for Good Homes for Ageing in Place1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James, Kay Saville-Smith and Roman Jaques
20111019Understanding Houses - A key step to sustainability1319L. Burroughs, N. Isaacs, A. Pollard, J. Burgess, M. Camilleri, K. Saville-Smith
20110801Preliminary BRANZ 2010 House Condition Survey Report (2nd Edition)1155BRANZ and CRESAN. Buckett (ed), N. Marston (ed), K. Saville-Smith, J. Jowett, and M. Jones.
20110728Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand - House Condition Survey 2010 (ppt)1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20110728Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand (ppt)1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James
20110725Retirement Villages Act 2003 Monitoring Project: Residents' Perspectives1166Retirement CommissionBev James and Kay Saville-Smith
20110626Service Needs of Frequent Movers: Issues for Providers1160FRSTBev James
20110626Residential Movement, Camping Grounds and Access to Health Services1160FRSTPhilippa Howden-Chapman, Chrissie Severinsen and Rebecca Osborne
20110626Residential Movement in the Housing, Insulation and Health Study1160FRSTHelen Viggers, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Geoffrey Jones
20110626Place Attachment in New Zealand1160FRSTCatherine Schroder
20110626Patterns of Residential Movement1160FRSTBev James, Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20110626Pacific People in Cannons Creek/Waitangirua: Movement and Attachment1160FRSTBev James and Margaret Southwick
20110626Movement and Persistence: A Case Study of Southern Dunedin in Global Context1160FRSTErik Olssen
20110626Mobility and Education1160FRSTJane Gilbert and Ally Bull
20110626Mobility and Community Ties1160FRSTPhil Morrison and Catherine Schroder
20110626Migration and the Place Community1160FRSTPhil Morrison
20110626Youth Transition and the Local Labour market1160FRSTPhil Morrison and Elizabeth Loeber
20110626Shifting, Circulating and Staying: Understanding Young People's Movement1160FRSTElizabeth Plumridge and Bev James
20110626The Movement of Children and Young People who are CYF Clients in the Four Case Study Communities1160FRSTBev James, Ruth Fraser and Kay Saville-Smith
20110626The Influence of Place Attachment on Plans to Move1160FRSTPhil Morrison
20110626An Introduction to the Final Papers1160FRSTKay Saville-Smith and Bev James
20110606Housing and Residential Movement1160FRSTKay Saville-Smith
20110319Making REAL-Value: The Community Sector for a Better Housing Future (ppt)1309Kay Saville-Smith
20110318Low Income Incentive Package: Research & investigation1145Bay of Plenty Regional CouncilK. Saville-Smith (CRESA), B. James (public Policy & Research), L. Easton (Lois Easton Consulting) and L. Burrough (BRANZ).
20101119It's Our Future & It's Not OK1307Kay Saville-Smith
20101101The Determinants of Tenure & Location Choices of 20-40 year old Households in the Auckland Region1168Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)K. Saville-Smith (CRESA) and B. James (Public Policy and Research) on behalf of Beacon Pathways
20101101Neighbourhood Sustainability1312Kay Saville-Smith
20100703Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentB. James and K. Saville-Smith
20100615HomeSmart Renovations: Householder Actions and Responses to Dwelling Performance1159Beacon Pathway ResearchKay Saville-Smith, Ruth Fraser, Nikki Buckett, Michael Camilleri
20100526Neighbourhoods and Intensification: Measuring Sustainability (conference presentation SB 10)1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20100526Neighbourhoods & Intensification: Measuring Sustainability - Impacts of Higher Density and Mixed USe1313Kay Saville-Smith
20100201Ageing Well in a New Country: Preliminary Findings of a Survey of Older Chinese in New Zealand1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentElsie Ho, Joanna Lewin and Muriaroha Muntz
20091109Older People Repairing and Maintaining Homes (ppt) CHRANZ Forum1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
20090915Valuing Sustainable Neighbourhoods1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Moira Dwyer, Julie Warren
20090610“I Want to Have My Own Small Home”: Ageing in Place of Older Chinese Immigrants (ppt)1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentWendy Li
20090415A National Survey of Neighbourhood Experiences and Characteristics:Opportunities for Data Use1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20090101Older People's Housing Futures in 2050: Three Scenarios for an Ageing Society1165Kay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Julie Warren, and Andrew Coleman
20081128Older People's House Performance & Their Repair & Maintenance Practices: Analysis from a 2008 National Survey of Older People an1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Ruth Fraser
20081031Access to Safe and Secure Housing for Vulnerable and At Risk Young People1157Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ) and Ministry of Youth AffairsKay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Julie Warren and Ruth Fraser
20081015Neighbourhood Impacts on House Sustainability Presentation1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20080828Understanding Older People's Home Repairs Practices: The House Condition Survey1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentCRESA
20080828Understanding Older People's Home Repairs Practices: The Home Maintenance Survey 20041144CRESA
20080808The National Survey of Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentCRESA
20080701Neighbourhoods for Life1314Kay Saville-Smith
20080628Ageing in Place in An In Place Housing Stock1144Ministry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville Smith
20080619Revire of the EECA residential Net Benefit Model & Technical Manual1167EECAConcept Consulting Group Ltd & CRESA
20080615House Owners and Energy - Retrofit, Renovation and Getting House Performance1159Beacon Pathway ResearchKay Saville-Smith
20070801Local Government and Affordable Housing1164Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)CRESA and Public Policy and Research
20070515Neighbourhood Sustainability Presentation1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
20070501Housing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive Society1163Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser - Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA) / Dr Bev James - Public Policy
20070101Working Paper 2 - International Trends in Accessible Housing for People with Disabilities1163Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Margie Scotts (CRESA), Kay Saville-Smith (CRESA) and Bev James (Public Policy and Research)
20060801Affordable Housing in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough: Taking Action1158CHRANZ, Ministry of Economic Development and Work and Income Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast RegionMotu Project team
20060401www.chranz.co.nz/pdfs/ntm-report-4.pdf1158CHRANZ, Ministry of Economic Development and Work and Income Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast RegionBev James (Public Policy and Research), Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser (CRESA)
20060401Public Perspectives on Housing and Affordability in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough1158CHRANZ, Ministry of Economic Development and Work and Income Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast RegionKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser (CRESA) and Bev James (Public Policy and Research)
20050915Neighbourhood Sustainability Framework: Prototype1159FRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Katja Lietz, Denise Bijoux, Megan Howell
20050228Youth Transition: The Influence of the Local Labour Market on Expectations1160FRSTPhilip Morrison and Elisabeth Loeber
20040928The Migration Catchments & Migration Fields of Distressed Communities1160FRSTPhilip Morrison
20040628Report 1. The Changing Population of Kawerau: 1951 to 20011146BRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAPhil Morrison
20040428Migration Catchments, Migration Fields and Distressed Communities1160FRSTPhil Morrison
20040401National Landlords Survey: Preliminary Analysis of the Data.1154Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
20010112102 Community Sector Organisations and Housing Service Provision1154Nina Saville-Smith
20000801Self-Built Housing on the Internet An International Overview of Self-Build Housing Projects and Programmes1154Kay Saville-Smith and Simon Campbell
19990701Overcrowded Families in New Zealand Regional Patterns1154Kay Saville-Smith and Ben Amey

Key Projects

Start DateEnd DateTitle
2017100120190630Homes Built for Real Lives, Great Futures2017-10-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
2017100120190630Improving the Architecture of Decision-Making (BBHTC SRA1)2017-10-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
2016010120190630Life When Renting (Ageing Well National Science Challenge project)2016-01-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
2009021120100211The Determinants of Tenure and Location Choices of 20-40 Year Old Households in the Auckland Region2009-02-11 00:00:002010-02-11 00:00:00
2008021920080619Review of the EECA residential Net Benefit Model2008-02-19 00:00:002008-06-19 00:00:00
2010101520110630Retirement Villages Act 2003 Monitoring Project: Residents2010-10-15 00:00:002011-06-30 00:00:00
2008090120090601Older People’s Housing Futures in 2050: Three Scenarios for an Ageing Society2008-09-01 00:00:002009-06-01 00:00:00
2006122120070627Local Government and Affordable Housing2006-12-21 00:00:002007-06-27 00:00:00
2006050120070301Housing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive Society2006-05-01 00:00:002007-03-01 00:00:00
2008100120100301Children’s Housing Futures2008-10-01 00:00:002010-03-01 00:00:00
2002070120100601Building Attachment in Families and Communities2002-07-01 00:00:002010-06-01 00:00:00
2004071520101015Beacon Pathway Research2004-07-15 00:00:002010-10-15 00:00:00
2010042720060108Affordable Housing in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Regions: A Solutions Study2010-04-27 00:00:002006-01-08 00:00:00
2008010120080630Access to Safe and Secure Housing for Vulnerable and At Risk Young People2008-01-01 00:00:002008-06-30 00:00:00
20120101201308032013 Review of Retirement Income2012-01-01 00:00:002013-08-03 00:00:00
2012011020120110Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times2012-01-10 00:00:002012-01-10 00:00:00
2007070120130630Building Energy End-use Study2007-07-01 00:00:002013-06-30 00:00:00
2010111420110630Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Income Incentive Package2010-11-14 00:00:002011-06-30 00:00:00
2008010120120101Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we age2008-01-01 00:00:002012-01-01 00:00:00
2012011020120110Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times2012-01-10 00:00:002012-01-10 00:00:00
2014010120160101Finding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing Society2014-01-01 00:00:002016-01-01 00:00:00