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Planning research at Massey calls for a stronger people-centred approach towards the development of our nation’s cities and communities.

Research expertise

Built environment planning

Transport; housing; urban design; planning history


Natural environment planning

Water; natural hazards planning; agrifood; climate change


Social and institutional environment planning

Treaty-led planning; resilient and just communities; policy; governance and legislative frameworks; collaborative and participatory processes; ecological economics; environmental assessment; GIS and other tools.


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Research projects

Student research

Jermi Haning

Jermi Haning's research examines how the voices of small-scale fishers can be incorporated in marine management policy in the Coral Triangle Region with a case study in Indonesia.

Doctor of Philosophy

Suryani Eka Wijaya

Suryani Eka Wijaya's research uses a multi-level governance lens to examine the relations between and distribution of power among actors in Bus Rapid Transit investment decisions in the Indonesian cities of Bandung and Surabaya.

Doctor of Philosophy

Weqas Ali

Weqas Ali's study reviews the role of environmental assessment in permitting large-scale infrastructure projects using New Zealand’s Tukituki Catchment Proposal as a case study.

Doctor of Philosophy


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Departments and staff

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