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dc.contributor.advisorKurian, Priya A.
dc.contributor.advisorBarrett, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-09T01:04:33Z
dc.date.available2021-04-09T01:04:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationEdwards, K. (2020). An evaluation of planning frameworks for sustainable community development in the context of the Peacocke project, Hamilton (Thesis, Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14225en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14225
dc.description.abstractNumerous planning frameworks have emerged over the past decades to inform decisions about the design and development of sustainable communities, raising questions about which framework to use within which context. Different frameworks are informed by various definitions and perceptions of what makes a sustainable development and what a ‘sustainable community’ or development looks like. This thesis examines and evaluates two sustainability planning frameworks, the food-energy-water nexus (FEW) framework and the Green Star Communities framework, through a case study assessment of the Peacocke development in Hamilton, New Zealand. It asks, what are the diverse perspectives on creating sustainable urban communities in the context of the Peacocke development in Hamilton, and are the FEW nexus and the Green Star frameworks relevant and useful planning tools for sustainable community development in New Zealand? It analyses the potential of these frameworks to shape urban sustainable development and sustainable communities within the context of the Peacocke development. The case study involved in-depth interviews with planning officials and urban development-focussed community groups about the Peacocke development, and revealed diverse perspectives on meanings of sustainability related to new housing subdivisions. The analysis allowed a comparative assessment of the two sustainable development frameworks and their potential to inform sustainable community design. It highlights the importance of competing framings and values of society related to development and sustainability, imaginaries of sustainable community design, and the importance of strong government regulations.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectcommunity development
dc.subjectplanning framework
dc.subjectcommunity design
dc.subjecturban design
dc.subjectgreenstar
dc.subjectfood-energy-water nexus
dc.subjectsustainable community
dc.subjectsustainable community development
dc.subject.lcshSustainable development -- Evaluation.
dc.subject.lcshRural development -- New Zealand -- Hamilton
dc.subject.lcshCommunity development -- New Zealand -- Hamilton
dc.subject.lcshRegional planning -- New Zealand -- Hamilton
dc.subject.lcshHamilton (N.Z.) -- Economic conditions
dc.titleAn evaluation of planning frameworks for sustainable community development in the context of the Peacocke project, Hamilton
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc)
dc.date.updated2021-04-06T08:30:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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