Market Briefing: Communities Rating Tools and Frameworks
Where we live can have a tremendous impact on our health and emotional well-being. Whether creating a new neighbourhood or regenerating an existing one, a focus on creating sustainable, resilient communities can have a lasting impact on the lives of its occupants.
A market briefing on three rating tools and frameworks provided strategies and benchmarks to achieve excellent community outcomes:
- EcoDistricts Protocol: a framework for achieving people-centered, economically vibrant, planet-loving neighborhood sustainability. To foster a new model and era of urban regeneration, it puts a comprehensive lens on every urban regeneration decision, drives the delivery of meaningful performance outcomes, and sets the conditions for sustainable, collaborative impact.
Presented by Adam Beck, Director, Centre for Urban Innovation. View presentation
- Green Star Communities: a tool that supports the
planning, design and delivery of communities,
precincts and neighbourhoods that prioritise
environmental sustainability alongside broader
issues such as economic prosperity, liveability and
community health and wellbeing. We learned about the five sustainability
categories, plus Innovation, for the planning, design
and delivery of sustainable communities
Presented by Andrea Davison, Senior Technical Coordinator, NZGBC. View presentation
Neighbourhood Assessment Tools: provide a framework to improve the sustainability of neighbourhoods. Focussing on the environmental, social, behavioural and economic elements, the tools provide a basis on which to drive conversations on
specific aspects of neighbourhood-level sustainability in order to inform
practical decision making. Beacon’s
tools were developed and have been extensively tested against both existing and
new NZ neighbourhoods, including Auckland’s largest greenfield development
Hobsonville Point and the brownfields regeneration of Tamaki.
Presented by Verney Ryan, Programme Manager, Beacon Pathway. View presentation
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