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.

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Selected Publications

DateTitleProject NameFunderAuthor
2016Downsizing and the Housing Stock - Realities for Older PeopleFinding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing SocietyMBIEDr K. Saville-Smith, Dr M. Rehm, Dr B. James and Prof L. Murphy
2016Realising 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.Finding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing SocietyMBIELaurence Murphy, Kay Saville-Smith, Michael Rehm, & Bev James
2016Making Good Housing Choices: Information Needs and Access - presentation Dr Bev James to the Conference of NZ Association of Gerontology 15-17 Sept 2016Finding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing SocietyMBIEDr Bev James
2014Strengthening the Financial Well-being of Older AdultsFinding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing SocietyMBIEDr Rob Wiener
2013`Who Cares About Water?`, BUILD, 135:53-54Building Energy End-use StudyBuilding Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith
2006Working Paper 1 - Disability Prevalence Forecasting & HousingHousing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive SocietyCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Kay Saville Smith (CRESA) & Bev James (Public Policy and Research)
2010Why Site Selection Matters: Fred and Freda's Story of LossFinding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing SocietyKay Saville-Smith with Fred and Freda
2014Key note presentation Australian Universal Design Conference - Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Every timeCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2009HomeSmart Renovations: Early Data from the Homeowner InterviewsBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2010Getting Sustainable Neighbourhoods PresentationBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2012Getting Accessible Housing: Practical Approaches to Encouraging Industry take-up and Meeting NeedReport prepared for the Office for Disability Issues and Building & Housing Group MBIEKay Saville-Smith and James Saville
2014Council Planning and Policies: Positive Ageing and Planning for Adverse Natural EventsCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James and Kay Saville-Smith
2001Community-based Solutions for Sustainable HousingSustainable Housing in Disadvantaged Communities.Kay Saville-Smith and David Thorns
2005Community Safety Issues: Report on Phase 1 2003-2004Building Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James
2011Community Safety and Residential MovementBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James
2004Community Attachment: Determinants, Indicators & MeasuresBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James
2008Chinese Case StudyAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentElsie Ho
2010Children's Housing FuturesChildren’s Housing FuturesCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Public Policy & Research and CRESA
2011Charrette Intro (ppt)Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2007Building for Sustainable Homes in Sustainable NeighbourhoodsBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Denise Bijoux, Katja Lietz
2010Building Energy End-Use Study (BEES): Years 1 & 2 - BRANZ Study Report 224Building Energy End-use StudyBRANZ 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.
2011Building Energy End-use Study (BEES): Year 3 BRANZ Study Report 236Building Energy End-use StudyBRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAN. Isaacs (ed), K. Saville-Smith, M. Babylon, R. Bishop, M. Camilleri, M. Donn, D. Moore, and H. Roberti
2003Building Attachment in Families and Communities Affected by Transience and Residential Mobility: New Research ProgrammesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTKay Saville-Smith and Bev James
2012BEES Interim Report : Buildings - Size, Management and Use Building Energy End-use Study (BEES): Year 5 SR227/1Building Energy End-use StudyBRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2009Private and Community Sector Contributions to Social and Economic Research in NZ: funding, skills, value and all thatKey Note Address to Royal Society of NZ Social Sciences Committee WorkshopKay Saville-Smith
2014Local Government Housing, Older Tenants and Adverse Natural EventsCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2014Presentation to Eco Design Advisors Workshop - Real Dream HomesCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2014Retirement Village Housing Resilience SurveyCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2014Presentation to Te Papa Summit - Resilient Communities: Some Preliminary Learnings and Next StepsCommunity Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2014'Homes a financial stretch', BUILD 140, 45-46Kay Saville-Smith
2013'Staying Home', BUILD 138, 71-72Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad TimesMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2013Housing Assets: A paper for the 2013 Review of Retirement Income2013 Review of Retirement IncomeCommission for Financial Literacy and Retirement IncomeKay Saville-Smith
2013`Commercial Building use`, BUILD, 134:82Building Energy End-use StudyBuilding Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2012`Drivers for Resource Efficiency`, BUILD, 125Building Energy End-use StudyBuilding Energy End-use StudyKay Saville-Smith
2012Rebuilding with Different Building owner Imeratives - Insights from BEES data, BEES seminar presentation, ChristchurchBuilding Energy End-use StudyBRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAKay Saville-Smith
2012`Putting our Energy into Good Homes, Good Neighbourhoods, Good Lives`Healthy Homes, Energy Efficiency and Clean Heat Forum, WaikatoKay Saville-Smith
2012Older People`s Home Repair and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand, Presentation to Good Homes Repairs and maintenanceAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2012'Designed for All Ages`, BUILD, 128:50-51Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2012Tools for Good Homes for Ageing in PlaceAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James, Kay Saville-Smith and Roman Jaques
2011Understanding Houses - A key step to sustainabilityWorld Sustainable Building Conference (SB11) 18-21 Oct, 2011 Helsinki, FinlandL. Burroughs, N. Isaacs, A. Pollard, J. Burgess, M. Camilleri, K. Saville-Smith
2011Preliminary BRANZ 2010 House Condition Survey Report (2nd Edition)2010 House Condition Survey: Repairs and Maintenance Telephone SurveyBRANZ and CRESAN. Buckett (ed), N. Marston (ed), K. Saville-Smith, J. Jowett, and M. Jones.
2011Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand - House Condition Survey 2010 (ppt)Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2011Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand (ppt)Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentBev James
2011Retirement Villages Act 2003 Monitoring Project: Residents' PerspectivesRetirement Villages Act 2003 Monitoring Project: ResidentsRetirement CommissionBev James and Kay Saville-Smith
2011Service Needs of Frequent Movers: Issues for ProvidersBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James
2011Residential Movement, Camping Grounds and Access to Health ServicesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhilippa Howden-Chapman, Chrissie Severinsen and Rebecca Osborne
2011Residential Movement in the Housing, Insulation and Health StudyBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTHelen Viggers, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Geoffrey Jones
2011Place Attachment in New ZealandBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTCatherine Schroder
2011Patterns of Residential MovementBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James, Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2011Pacific People in Cannons Creek/Waitangirua: Movement and AttachmentBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James and Margaret Southwick
2011Movement and Persistence: A Case Study of Southern Dunedin in Global ContextBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTErik Olssen
2011Mobility and EducationBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTJane Gilbert and Ally Bull
2011Mobility and Community TiesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhil Morrison and Catherine Schroder
2011Migration and the Place CommunityBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhil Morrison
2011Youth Transition and the Local Labour marketBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhil Morrison and Elizabeth Loeber
2011Shifting, Circulating and Staying: Understanding Young People's MovementBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTElizabeth Plumridge and Bev James
2011The Movement of Children and Young People who are CYF Clients in the Four Case Study CommunitiesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTBev James, Ruth Fraser and Kay Saville-Smith
2011The Influence of Place Attachment on Plans to MoveBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhil Morrison
2011An Introduction to the Final PapersBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTKay Saville-Smith and Bev James
2011Housing and Residential MovementBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTKay Saville-Smith
2011Making REAL-Value: The Community Sector for a Better Housing Future (ppt)2011 Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) conferenceKay Saville-Smith
2011Low Income Incentive Package: Research & investigationBay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Income Incentive PackageBay of Plenty Regional CouncilK. Saville-Smith (CRESA), B. James (public Policy & Research), L. Easton (Lois Easton Consulting) and L. Burrough (BRANZ).
2010It's Our Future & It's Not OKConference Paper 2010 Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Auckland.Kay Saville-Smith
2010The Determinants of Tenure & Location Choices of 20-40 year old Households in the Auckland RegionThe Determinants of Tenure and Location Choices of 20-40 Year Old Households in the Auckland RegionCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)K. Saville-Smith (CRESA) and B. James (Public Policy and Research) on behalf of Beacon Pathways
2010Neighbourhood SustainabilityBuild Article 120 Oct/Nov 2010 pp40-41Kay Saville-Smith
2010Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New ZealandAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentB. James and K. Saville-Smith
2010HomeSmart Renovations: Householder Actions and Responses to Dwelling PerformanceBeacon Pathway ResearchBeacon Pathway ResearchKay Saville-Smith, Ruth Fraser, Nikki Buckett, Michael Camilleri
2010Neighbourhoods and Intensification: Measuring Sustainability (conference presentation SB 10)Beacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2010Neighbourhoods & Intensification: Measuring Sustainability - Impacts of Higher Density and Mixed USePaper for Sustainable Building Conference (SB 10), Te Papa, May 2010.Kay Saville-Smith
2010Ageing Well in a New Country: Preliminary Findings of a Survey of Older Chinese in New ZealandAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentElsie Ho, Joanna Lewin and Muriaroha Muntz
2009Older People Repairing and Maintaining Homes (ppt) CHRANZ ForumAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith
2009Valuing Sustainable NeighbourhoodsBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Moira Dwyer, Julie Warren
2009“I Want to Have My Own Small Home”: Ageing in Place of Older Chinese Immigrants (ppt)Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentWendy Li
2009A National Survey of Neighbourhood Experiences and Characteristics:Opportunities for Data UseBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2009Older People's Housing Futures in 2050: Three Scenarios for an Ageing SocietyOlder People’s Housing Futures in 2050: Three Scenarios for an Ageing SocietyKay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Julie Warren, and Andrew Coleman
2008Older People's House Performance & Their Repair & Maintenance Practices: Analysis from a 2008 National Survey of Older People anAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Ruth Fraser
2008Access to Safe and Secure Housing for Vulnerable and At Risk Young PeopleAccess to Safe and Secure Housing for Vulnerable and At Risk Young PeopleCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ) and Ministry of Youth AffairsKay Saville-Smith, Bev James, Julie Warren and Ruth Fraser
2008Neighbourhood Impacts on House Sustainability PresentationBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2008Understanding Older People's Home Repairs Practices: The House Condition SurveyAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentCRESA
2008Understanding Older People's Home Repairs Practices: The Home Maintenance Survey 2004Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageCRESA
2008The National Survey of Older People's Home Repairs and MaintenanceAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentCRESA
2008Neighbourhoods for LifeBuild Magazine article 106 June/July 2008Kay Saville-Smith
2008Ageing in Place in An In Place Housing StockAgeing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we ageMinistry for Business, Innovation and EmploymentKay Saville Smith
2008Revire of the EECA residential Net Benefit Model & Technical ManualReview of the EECA residential Net Benefit ModelEECAConcept Consulting Group Ltd & CRESA
2008House Owners and Energy - Retrofit, Renovation and Getting House PerformanceBeacon Pathway ResearchBeacon Pathway ResearchKay Saville-Smith
2007Local Government and Affordable HousingLocal Government and Affordable HousingCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)CRESA and Public Policy and Research
2007Neighbourhood Sustainability PresentationBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith
2007Housing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive SocietyHousing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive SocietyCentre 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
2007Working Paper 2 - International Trends in Accessible Housing for People with DisabilitiesHousing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive SocietyCentre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ)Margie Scotts (CRESA), Kay Saville-Smith (CRESA) and Bev James (Public Policy and Research)
2006Affordable Housing in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough: Taking ActionAffordable Housing in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Regions: A Solutions StudyCHRANZ, Ministry of Economic Development and Work and Income Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast RegionMotu Project team
2006www.chranz.co.nz/pdfs/ntm-report-4.pdfAffordable Housing in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Regions: A Solutions StudyCHRANZ, 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)
2006Public Perspectives on Housing and Affordability in Nelson, Tasman and MarlboroughAffordable Housing in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Regions: A Solutions StudyCHRANZ, 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)
2005Neighbourhood Sustainability Framework: PrototypeBeacon Pathway ResearchFRST, Fletcher Building, Waitakere City Council, Building Research, Scion and NZ SteelKay Saville-Smith, Katja Lietz, Denise Bijoux, Megan Howell
2005Youth Transition: The Influence of the Local Labour Market on ExpectationsBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhilip Morrison and Elisabeth Loeber
2004The Migration Catchments & Migration Fields of Distressed CommunitiesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhilip Morrison
2004Report 1. The Changing Population of Kawerau: 1951 to 2001Building Energy End-use StudyBRANZ Ltd, FRST, DBH and EECAPhil Morrison
2004Migration Catchments, Migration Fields and Distressed CommunitiesBuilding Attachment in Families and CommunitiesFRSTPhil Morrison
2004National Landlords Survey: Preliminary Analysis of the Data.Sustainable Housing in Disadvantaged Communities.Kay Saville-Smith and Ruth Fraser
2001102 Community Sector Organisations and Housing Service ProvisionSustainable Housing in Disadvantaged Communities.Nina Saville-Smith
2000Self-Built Housing on the Internet An International Overview of Self-Build Housing Projects and ProgrammesSustainable Housing in Disadvantaged Communities.Kay Saville-Smith and Simon Campbell
1999Overcrowded Families in New Zealand Regional PatternsSustainable Housing in Disadvantaged Communities.Kay Saville-Smith and Ben Amey

Key Projects

Start DateEnd DateTitle
01/10/201730/06/2019Homes Built for Real Lives, Great Futures2017-10-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
01/10/201730/06/2019Improving the Architecture of Decision-Making (BBHTC SRA1)2017-10-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
01/01/201630/06/2019Life When Renting (Ageing Well National Science Challenge project)2016-01-01 00:00:002019-06-30 00:00:00
11/02/200911/02/2010The 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
19/02/200819/06/2008Review of the EECA residential Net Benefit Model2008-02-19 00:00:002008-06-19 00:00:00
15/10/201030/06/2011Retirement Villages Act 2003 Monitoring Project: Residents2010-10-15 00:00:002011-06-30 00:00:00
01/09/200801/06/2009Older People’s Housing Futures in 2050: Three Scenarios for an Ageing Society2008-09-01 00:00:002009-06-01 00:00:00
21/12/200627/06/2007Local Government and Affordable Housing2006-12-21 00:00:002007-06-27 00:00:00
01/05/200601/03/2007Housing and Disability: Future Proofing New Zealand’s Housing Stock for an Inclusive Society2006-05-01 00:00:002007-03-01 00:00:00
01/10/200801/03/2010Children’s Housing Futures2008-10-01 00:00:002010-03-01 00:00:00
01/07/200201/06/2010Building Attachment in Families and Communities2002-07-01 00:00:002010-06-01 00:00:00
15/07/200415/10/2010Beacon Pathway Research2004-07-15 00:00:002010-10-15 00:00:00
27/04/201008/01/2006Affordable Housing in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Regions: A Solutions Study2010-04-27 00:00:002006-01-08 00:00:00
01/01/200830/06/2008Access to Safe and Secure Housing for Vulnerable and At Risk Young People2008-01-01 00:00:002008-06-30 00:00:00
01/01/201203/08/20132013 Review of Retirement Income2012-01-01 00:00:002013-08-03 00:00:00
10/01/201210/01/2012Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times2012-01-10 00:00:002012-01-10 00:00:00
01/07/200730/06/2013Building Energy End-use Study2007-07-01 00:00:002013-06-30 00:00:00
14/11/201030/06/2011Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Income Incentive Package2010-11-14 00:00:002011-06-30 00:00:00
01/01/200801/01/2012Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we age2008-01-01 00:00:002012-01-01 00:00:00
10/01/201210/01/2012Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times2012-01-10 00:00:002012-01-10 00:00:00
01/01/201401/01/2016Finding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing Society2014-01-01 00:00:002016-01-01 00:00:00