Is Auckland too big?

[This was originally posted in unfinished form this morning. It has since been rewritten.]Is Auckland too big? Some people are asking that question. For instance, in a Twitter exchange a while back Radio New Zealand producer Tim Watkin stated:@pv_reynolds Patrick I thought you wanted people off the roads here!…
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Population Growth in 2016

Last week Statistics NZ released their latest detailed population estimates for the country and they show that Auckland is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Population increased by an estimated 44,400 people, an annual increase of 2.8% making it the fastest growing region in NZ and of course Auckland already started with the largest base.…
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Unitary Plan Fantasies

Introduction In this post I discuss two related questions that concern common “fantasies” about the Unitary Plan, specifically:Question #1: To what degree has Auckland’s density changed during the last few decades? Question #2: To what degree does the balance of brownfields/greenfields development in the Unitary Plan differ from the past?…
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