Flashback Wednesday – Auckland’s population to continue to grow strongly

Over the holiday break we’ll dig into the archives a bit. This post by Matt was originally published in February 2015. Late last week Statistics NZ released their latest regional population projections from 2013 through to 2043. It once again highlights just how much growth is expected to occur in Auckland with them projecting roughly an extra 500,000 to 900,000 people in the region within 30 years – that’s a 36-63% increase on what we have today.…
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Flashback Saturday: Amsterdam is “bad ass”

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Stu was first published in September 2015. Greetings from Amsterdam. As some of you may know, I’ve recently moved here from Brisbane to begin a PhD in Economics. Fun times. In this post I want to briefly touch on some reasons why Amsterdam is such a “bad ass” city and possibly glean some information that may be relevant to Auckland.…
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Flashback Saturday: If you want more consumption choices, live near lots of other people

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Peter was originally published in March 2015. One of the many reasons that people choose to live in cities is that cities offer variety. As Stu Donovan has argued before, being around more people sometimes seems inconvenient, but it also exposes you to new ideas, new people, and new consumption choices.…
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