Planning research

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 degrees

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Student research


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Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in resource and environmental planning at Massey.

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Construction and built environment

Environmental and occupational health

Natural environment

Population health and policy

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