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Dr. James Berghan

James Berghan ProfilePhD (Otago), BSurv(Hons)(Otago), LCS, MNZIS, Assoc.NZPI

Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri

Email: james.berghan@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 9010
Room: Surveying building, 1st floor, Room 127

Profile

A past student of the School of Surveying, I joined the staff in 2020 where I research and teach planning, urban design and research methods. My doctoral thesis explores the critical success factors in developing urban papakāinga and cohousing communities as part of the Building Better Homes, Towns & Cities National Science Challenge.

I am interested in the interrelationships between people and the built environment, broadly spanning indigenous development, affordable housing, collective housing, hauora, tactical urbanism, streetscapes and active transport.

Teaching

Research Interests

  • Indigenous development (including papakāinga housing)
  • Cohousing and alternative development models
  • Communal (or socially-based) tenure
  • Urbanism/suburbanism
  • Urban design and public health
  • Active transport

Research Themes

I am also a researcher within the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, Ageing Well, and the Healthier Lives National Science Challenges.

Projects

Current Projects

Completed Projects

  • PhD – Ecology of community: Exploring socially-based tenure principles in urban papakāinga and cohousing communities (Supervisors: David Goodwin & Lynette Carter)
  • Rangatahi (Māori youth) housing aspirations - Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge
  • BSurv(Honours) dissertation: Striking a balance: Balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori Freehold Land, 2012 (Supervisors: David Goodwin & Mick Strack)

Supervision

Current Research Students

  • Frances Ukonze (2020 - ). Integrating green infrastructure as an adaptation tool for climate change in sustainable land transport development (PhD). Co-supervision with Gregory Leonard (Surveying)

Responsibilities

School of Surveying

  • School of Surveying Postgraduate and Research Committee (2020 – )
  • School of Surveying Research Seminar coordinator (2020 – )
  • School of Surveying Kaiāwhina alternate (2020 – )
  • School of Surveying staff mentor for 300-level students (2020)
  • School of Surveying Marketing Committee (2020 - )

Professional Activities

Awards and Achievements

Editorial/Refereeing

  • Reviewer for NZ Population Review Journal (2020 - )
  • Reviewer for Land Use Policy Journal (2020 - )
  • Reviewer for Counterfutures Journal (2020 - )

Memberships

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Publications

Berghan, J., & Goodwin, D. (2020). Social mortgages and affordable housing. Build, 177(April/May), 53-54.

Berghan, J. (2019, May). Housing crisis or homing crisis? Social tenure as a means to reimagine community in urban housing. Verbal presentation at the Survey & Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) Annual Conference: Shaping Tomorrow's Communities, Auckland, New Zealand.

Goodwin, D., & Berghan, J. (2018). A planning model to incorporate socially-based tenure prinicples into mainstream planning. Proceedings of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress: Embracing Our Smart World Where the Continents Connect: Enhancing the Geospatial Maturity of Societies. 9267. Retrieved from http://www.fig.net/fig2018/

Goodwin, D., Berghan, J., & Strack, M. (2018, September). Securing land rights in the continuum between socially-based and formal tenure. Verbal presentation at the S+SNZ Volunteering Toolkit Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Berghan, J., Goodwin, D., & Carter, L. (2017). Ecology of community: Māori understandings and values in relation to spatial data. Proceedings of the Whose Land Is It Anyway? Symposium. (pp. 14). Retrieved from https://www.whoseland2017.com/

Journal - Research Article

Berghan, J., Goodwin, D., & Strack, M. (2013). Striking a balance: Balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori freehold land. New Zealand Surveyor, 302, 4-12.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Berghan, J., & Goodwin, D. (2020). Social mortgages and affordable housing. Build, 177(April/May), 53-54.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Goodwin, D., & Berghan, J. (2018). A planning model to incorporate socially-based tenure prinicples into mainstream planning. Proceedings of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress: Embracing Our Smart World Where the Continents Connect: Enhancing the Geospatial Maturity of Societies. 9267. Retrieved from http://www.fig.net/fig2018/

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Berghan, J., Goodwin, D., & Carter, L. (2017). Ecology of community: Māori understandings and values in relation to spatial data. Proceedings of the Whose Land Is It Anyway? Symposium. (pp. 14). Retrieved from https://www.whoseland2017.com/

Berghan, J., Goodwin, D., & Strack, M. (2012). Balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori freehold land. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS) 124th Conference: Connecting Spatially. [USB Memory Stick] NZIS. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Berghan, J. (2019, May). Housing crisis or homing crisis? Social tenure as a means to reimagine community in urban housing. Verbal presentation at the Survey & Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) Annual Conference: Shaping Tomorrow's Communities, Auckland, New Zealand.

Goodwin, D., Berghan, J., & Strack, M. (2018, September). Securing land rights in the continuum between socially-based and formal tenure. Verbal presentation at the S+SNZ Volunteering Toolkit Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Goodwin, D., & Berghan, J. (2017, December). Planning from a communal land tenure heritage. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Geospatial Research Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Carter, L., Goodwin, D., & Berghan, J. (2017, September). Ecology of community: Māori understandings and values in relation to spatial data. Verbal presentation at the National Science Challenges Hui: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities: Ko Ngā wā Kainga hei whakamāhorahora, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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