Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment.

Cresa – Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment

CRESA has been undertaking social research and evaluation for over a decade and a half. Our research focuses on encouraging community development and sustainable communities.

Welcome to our new look website. Two of our current key projects are described on this page and in the following pages you can find links to a selection of our recent work.

Over time we will be uploading older projects/publications so do check back or feel free to contact us if you are unable to find what you are looking for.

Finding the Best Fit: Housing, Downsizing and Older People in a Changing Society

This three year research programme focuses on the practicalities and implications of housing downsizing for people in mid-life and in retirement.We know very little about the practicalities of different forms of housing

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Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times

This two-year research programme funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks to optimise outcomes for communities and older people in the context of adverse, natural events by integrating models of Positive Ageing with models of Community Resilience.

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Feature profile

Ruth Fraser.

Ruth Fraser

Research Programmes Co-ordinator

Ruth is of Ngai Tahu descent. She has a double Honours degree in law and social policy and has been an indispensable part of the CRESA team since 1995. Ruth’s main interests are in the areas of the rental market, resource management, energy use, and community development. She has extensive...

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