Think Talk: Urban Issues - What is Our City Coming To?
Tuesday 24 September 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Auckland is one of the youngest cities in the world, it is also quite possibly the last unplanned city. Now our city is experiencing growing pains as it evolves from a sprawling series of villages into a metropolis, with Council goals to increase density. What is the thinking behind this? In this talk Bill briefly covers the history of Auckland and then focuses on its evolution, before discussing the pros and cons of current plans to transition from cars to public transport and suburban housing to medium density apartments. Questions will be welcome as the changes we are going through affect us all and make for lively debate!
About Bill McKay, Lecturer in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning at the University of Auckland
Bill is the Author of two books on New Zealand architecture, including a history of state housing, he has contributed to many other publications and comments regularly on architecture and urban design issues in various media. He has a regular urban issues slot on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme.
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.