Toolkit of Policies, Programs and Incentives for Resilience and Sustainable Reuse of Heritage Buildings
This project examined alternative polies and incentives that could be combined to make adaptive reuse of heritage buildings become commercially viable. Targeting four core strategic aspects of building/facilities management that include seismic strengthening, adaptive reuse, affordable housing and heritage preservation, alternative policy measures and incentives within these core areas were examined. A contextual analysis and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the different incentives and policy alternatives was conducted with inputs from partnering local councils such as Whaganui and Auckland Council, Heritage Trust groups and international organisations that have worked on successful case study exemplars. These organisations provided feedbacks that helped localised the incentives. The research culminated into a toolkit of available and potential incentives that could be collectively used to make a business case for public and private investments in earthquake resilience, while recognising the environmental, economic and community benefits of reusing these buildings. The toolkit also offers recommendations for policy reforms about approaches and strategies that could help to accommodate and spur transit-oriented growth in provincial towns while promoting heritage preserving and seismic resilience of earthquake-prone buildings. The research thus create a pathway for improving the earthquake resilience of older character buildings in both provincial towns and mega cities in New Zealand.
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