Why density is so important in designing and planning a sustainable future for Auckland.
Global growth is also driving growth in Auckland. People are flocking to Tāmaki Makaurau to live and work and Auckland’s current population is projected to grow by 1 million people within the next 30 years.
This unprecedented growth is putting pressure on our communities, housing and transport infrastructure, as well as our environment. The quality of life enjoyed by Auckland’s future generations will depend on the way we plan, design and build our city. The Auckland Plan 2050 sets the high-level direction for the future of Auckland with an emphasis on developing a quality compact city.
The shift towards more compact forms of housing provides a great opportunity to deliver both high quality homes and sustainable neighbourhoods for everyone. More and more Aucklanders want to live close to rapid transit – rail and bus routes – which is driving the need for quality intensification and a shift towards vertical living. So how do we accelerate intensification? And how do we shift the mind-set of Aucklanders that seem determined to hang on to the quarter-acre dream?
Join us at Auckland Conversations to discuss how we can focus on providing a sustainable approach to the future planning of our city.
Arriving by bike? Bike valet service provides free, secure parking for your convenience during the event. Go to the Mayoral Drive Lobby entrance at the Grand Millennium.