Good Urban Planning Takes Long Term Thinking



The policy context for NZPI's submission to the Productivity Commission Better Urban Planning draft report is dominated by an unprecedented volume and diversity of central government led reform initiatives which appear to be mainly addressed at Auckland housing affordability, house price rises in other parts of the country, and wider macroeconomic considerations. NZPI is concerned that the Productivity Commission's emphasis on fixing short-term problems may damage planning systems which are designed to promote and protect natural and urban environments long term.

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