Urban design agencies differ from private developments. They bear a stronger focus on the provision of affordable and social housing, as well as extra public spaces and a broader range of community facilities, such as schools.
In 2018 the government announced the creation of the Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA). This initiative could become an essential game-changer for cities struggling to cope with housing shortages. Significantly, HUDA will have the capacity to: acquire land under the Public Works Act, override the Resource Management Act, council plans and processes, and consent its own projects.
Join us for a panel and audience discussion around the new authority and its subsequent pros and cons:
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
- How closely will HUDA work with councils, iwi and other stakeholders?
- When working at ‘scale and pace’, will the needs of individuals and the environment be adequately considered?
- How will quality be ensured? And which sites are likely to be first up for redevelopment?
School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland
Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 401:439, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland