Why urban sprawl in Auckland is a bad idea: Whiteboard Friday

Gareth MorganUncategorized10 Comments

Yesterday’s National Policy Statement is yet another reminder that the Government favours Auckland sprawling outward rather than building up. We have commented previously on how sprawl is a false economy, making houses cheaper but increasing transport costs instead. Some of these costs are borne by the people forced to live on the city fringe, but many are borne by the Council and other ratepayers and drivers. The National Policy Statement does nothing to solve these issues.

Why urban sprawl in Auckland is a bad idea: Whiteboard Friday was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.