Past Webinar

Dr James Berghan

Papakāinga: Exploring potential for Māori Co-housing

Due to illness Dr Berghan this webinar is cancelled.

How can ‘Braided methodologies’ in research contribute to better community outcomes in housing?

Join us for our next webinar when Dr James Berghan (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri) will share his newest research on co-housing models for Māori. We also look at how housing is relational, multi-dimensional and intergenerational.

James will explore how co-housing offers private lived spaces but also thrives in features such as shared gardens, collective outdoor family-friendly spaces and communal cooking areas. So what then does this mean for Western notions of ‘property’ and ‘commodity’?

About the Presenter | Dr James Berghan

James (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri) is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and PhD candidate at the University of Otago. After working on a range of planning, subdivision and land development projects in Waikato, he returned to the School of Surveying in Dunedin to research alternative housing development models. His PhD project is part of the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities research programme and looks at critical success factors of cohousing and urban papakāinga. His teaching and research interests include the perceptions and lived realities of residents in urban papakāinga and cohousing communities, the links between transport mode shift/shared mobility and social wellbeing, and encouraging graduate student success.

James also has a keen interest in research methods and how research is done.

His recent research" Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing" can be found here.

This Webinar was held

28 Jul


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