National Science Challenge 11: Better Homes, towns, cities. SRA 4 Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 2016-2018
Work Programme 1: Future Neighbourhood Enquiry-by-Design
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
SRA 4, Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods focuses attention on housing in the context of the wider neighbourhood. Neighbourhoods cater for social, cultural and recreational needs of all ages, and (most importantly) they are places where communities are formed. How neighbourhoods are ‘shaped’ can promote or inhibit residents’ wellbeing, sense of belonging and connectedness. Well ‘shaped’ neighbourhoods will not only benefit the relevant communities, but will also contribute towards more successful towns and cities.