Urban development and housing

Housing depends on a range of factors, including affordability, location of jobs and preferences

Our team at Principal Economics encompass a unique combination of knowledge, experience, and skills suited for solving spatial and urban development and housing issues.

We have extensive experience in economic modelling with specialised skills in geographic information systems (GIS). Providing solutions to our clients across a range of urban economic issues related to the residential housing market, housing affordability, infrastructure, and public transport.

Principal Economics has been the government’s trusted advisor on a range of regional and national urban policies. Recently, our team has been chosen to review all Councils’ Housing and Business Assessment (HBA) to accommodate for the demand in the short-, medium- and long-term.

Relevant Experience

  • Dunedin City Council Business Development Capacity Assessment (Work in progress)

  • Review of Housing and Business Development Assessments

  • Reforms to the Resource Management System: an analysis of expected impacts on Māori, the housing market and the natural environment

  • Drivers of house price growth in New Zealand.

  • Fair fare for public transport, demand elasticities for Auckland City suburbs.

For more information contact Eilya Torshizian.