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Christchurch Central City Residential Capacity Study

Promoting sustainable management and effective urban design

The Christchurch City Council asked Boffa Miskell to assist in better understanding and visualising the implications of district plan rules, particularly in relation to urban intensification policies. Boffa Miskell developed a computer model that identifies maximum theoretical residential capacity, residential development probabilities and residential capacity in Christchurch’s central city.

Using GIS, a 3D spatial model was developed which enabled planners and urban designers to test assumptions and to visualise the results by feeding in data for different scenarios. The Christchurch City Council is using the model for a range of applications including developing new planning rules and better informing discussion about long-term development needs.

Our role

Planning, urban design and GIS.

The facts

ClientChristchurch City Council
Project teamTim Church
Stephanie Styles
Brian McAuslan
Corey Murray
Project date2009
AwardsHighly Commended, New Zealand Planning Institute’s 2010 award