Homes for Generations

James Berghan

James Berghan (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri) is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Otago. His PhD thesis, submitted in February 2020, is part of National Science Challenge 11: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, and explored tradition-based principles of communal societies and how they are applied in contemporary urban papakāinga and cohousing developments. His research interests are wide-ranging and include indigenous methodologies, rangatahi/youth engagement, papakāinga, cohousing, and alternative housing and development models.