Future intensive: insights for Auckland's housing

L Beattie, J Dixon, E Haarhoff, A Dupuis, P Lysnar, L Murphy, R Solomon, Transforming Cities
Auckland University, Transforming Cities
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A critical evaluation of housing intensification strategies and urban growth policies in Auckland.Higher density housing developments, located close to public transport hubs, are a key strategy used to prevent suburban sprawl and achieve more sustainable urban development. International experience suggests that market and consumer resistance to high-density lifestyles is problematic and can undermine the success of growth management strategies. This project examines whether recent transit-oriented housing developments in Auckland are meeting the resistance found elsewhere, and the extent to which this may be a problem in meeting urban sustainability objectives. www.transformingcities.auckland.ac.nz
Last updated: 2010-06-22