Common ground: Multivalent communal space in medium density housing

This thesis addresses the loss of urban open space resulting from increasing demand for residential floor space within a limited supply of urban land. Demand for floor space is being driven by a number of factors – falling household size (meaning a need for more one- and two-person dwellings and a demand for more floor space per person); a growth in multi-generational households (meaning a need for homes with more than three bedrooms); the trend towards bigger homes; and steady population growth in New Zealand’s main urban centres, especially Auckland.

Stephen Pattinson: Executive summary of thesis