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:
School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland
Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 401:439, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland