Vancouver’s housing experience gives Auckland food for thought
Auckland mayor Len Brown says those seeking good examples of housing density should look at a new report on Vancouver’s experience of urban intensification.
‘‘I would encourage any Aucklanders who are concerned about the impact of greater urban density to check out this report,’’ Mr Brown says.
‘‘It shows that, with the right approach, it’s possible to build a more intensified city that is more liveable and affordable, and that residents are proud of.’’
Like Auckland, Vancouver has a central isthmus and low-rise suburbs spreading out from the central city.
‘‘The city faced many of the growth challenges Auckland now faces. They responded with a similar approach to Auckland – planning for more density as well as allowing for staged growth around the edges.’’
The report, Learning from Vancouver, was prepared for Auckland Council by isthmus research.
It can be viewed at shapeauckland.co.nz.