Economic Research

[THESIS 2012]

A GREEN ECONOMY (LINK TO PDF)
DAVID ZHI JIAN WONG
The sustainable solution to the ever-increasing energy needs and a potentially very strong economic catalyst for Christchurch’s recovery, could be one in the same.



INNOVATION ECONOMICS (LINK TO PDF)
ALEX HARYOWISENO
This thesis proposes to look at architecture’s role in encouraging the regeneration of Christchurch’s economy through innovation and technological development.



EXPERIENCE ECONOMICS (LINK TO PDF)
ERICA AUSTIN
This thesis will focus on the collaboration between architects and other creative disciplines, and how the creative arts industries can contribute to the regeneration of Christchurch through event making and the associated economic benefits to communities.



CREATIVE ECONOMY (LINK TO PDF)
PRAVEEN KARUNASINGHE
The focus of this thesis is to use architecture to attract and retain the creative class and enrich the intellectual capital in order to increase the city’s value. Creating creative Christchurch focuses on attracting and retaining the creative class by focusing on the role of education in the city.



THE HOUSING ECONOMY (LINK TO PDF)
BIRAN HE
Displaced residents and the expected influx of new workers, means that there is an expected shortage of 25,000 houses in the coming year. This thesis aims to address this imminent crisis.



THE ECONOMICS OF TRANSPORTATION (LINK TO PDF)
JACKY LEE
This thesis will look at how different modes of transport shape the urban fabric and are a condition of economics; it will look to the past, understand the present and propose a future transportation strategy that could be a catalyst to change and model for other cities.

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