Meet the M.E Team

Rebecca Foy MA (Hons) Geography

Associate Director

Rebecca has nearly two decades' experience working on a wide range of NZ based projects. She has extensive experience interpreting statistical datasets, integrating demographic and economic information at varying geographic scales using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and developing growth scenario evaluation models. 


Rebecca has specialised in modelling urban sustainability, focusing on future residential and business land requirements at both micro and macro levels. In the last year, Rebecca has worked on a wide range of projects including housing demand assessments for resource consent applications and special housing areas (SHA) in Auckland, Economic Impact Assessments for regional development projects, retail demand and impact assessments in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, peer review of urban form and land valuation assessments for Commerce Commission applications, and producing post earthquake household growth scenarios for Canterbury. 

Rebecca regularly contributes to evidence presented at council hearings and Environment Court, which generally focus on likely retail and economic impacts of proposed developments. She has presented evidence at council hearings.

Areas of Expertise

Spatial and Economic Analysis and Modelling | Urban and Regional Economics | Geographic Information Systems (GIS) | Spatial and Land Use Analysis | Multi Criteria Analysis | Supply and Demand Analysis and Forecasting | Demographic Analysis | Sectoral Analysis | Retail Effects Assessment | Policy Analysis and Advice | Resource Management | Community Infrastructure Requirements | Urban Form Assessment | Strategic Advice | Peer Review