To improve the strategic decision making for effective governance of public-spend regenerative projects.

  • YEAR
    Qadir, Jas
    Moore, Dave
    GhaffarianHoseini, Ali
    George, Clare Tedestedt
    Rotimi, James
    2020 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Design Thinking and Innovation


This paper aims to present an investigation of definitions, barriers and systems for change in the landscape of regenerative development (RD), through semi-structured interviews to contextualize it to the New Zealand (NZ) built environment. This work informs a larger ongoing study designed to improve strategic decision-making in major public sector projects in New Zealand with a view to incorporate regenerative development principles. The findings were obtained using two data collection methods – Pilot Interviews with selected New Zealand built environment industry stakeholders from across the system and Archival Data to discuss the findings. The sampling criteria included participants with the motivation and knowledge for change making in various sub-sectors of the built environment system. The Archival Data was selected based on the relevance of the data to Living Standards Framework, public spend projects with broader aspirations and closeness to beyond sustainability and regenerative development. This paper contributes to the literature by extending and elaborating the understanding of RD landscape of NZ and on contextual factors influencing strategic decision-making from the governance, management, and procurement aspects. The paper also presents the initial findings of wider contextual conditions that facilitate or hinder RD projects, it allows industry and government to respond better to the urgent global challenge of producing broader social, cultural, natural and human outcomes through built environment projects.

Keywords: Regenerative Development, Strategy, Governance, Broader Positive Outcomes.


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