Motu’s research in this area addresses the fundamental research and policy question: “Are current actions and policies sustainably increasing overall wellbeing?” The research includes compiling and testing measures of aggregate wellbeing and sustainability – internationally and for New Zealand.
Our research focus
Motu’s current and recent research focus includes:
Micro-geography and public housing tenant wellbeing.
Examining measures of aggregate wellbeing and sustainability – funded by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant. An overview of the findings of this work is here.
The value of culture and heritage activities for regional and national outcomes.