New Zealand Pulls Together Those Working on Sustainable City Planning
The Government of New Zealand is investing $9 million on a research project around urban planning. The project is being lead by the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities at Otago University, and combines research and work of those working on the issue in New Zealand.
The project is called Resilient Urban Futures and wil last four years, linking universities of Otago, Victoria, Massey, Aukland, Canterbury, Niwa and the Motu Public Policy Research Group along with various councils, governments, developers and community groups.
An initial goal is more compact development within existing urban areas, and more green space around cities. Research will also go into the impact of ultra-fast broadband as well as transport links between ports.