Orakei Local Board member Troy Churton has questioned residential intensification at several spots around the ward in his report to the board’s meeting on Thursday, chiefly for height infringements, being out of character & resultant commuter congestion.
Intensification v sprawl
Sprawl v compact research stops short – Inclusionary housing another debate that’s international – Infrastructure funding options – Related pieces – Making NZ a home for planning thinkpieces
Sprawl not the problem, infrastructure is – Affordability versus rules
Exurbs return in US, suburban intensification starting in Auckland
The cost of sprawl in the US, worked out by Canadian transport researcher Todd Litman: $US1 trillion/year, or about $US3000 for every person who lives there.
A new urban issues website, the Centre for Opportunity Urbanism, has been formed by Joel Kotkin (executive director), Wendell Cox & Tory Gattis (both senior fellows).