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dc.contributor.authorBradbury, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBogunovich, Dushko
dc.description.abstractIn 2011, Auckland consolidated its seven councils into a single governing entity – the Auckland Council. Effectively, four cities and three rural districts were meshed into one city-region, with million and a half inhabitants. For a year the new Auckland Council has worked on the Spatial Plan, a document to guide the development of a city expected to gain an extra million inhabitant in 30 years. The plan that has just been completed and adopted advocates a ‘compact city’ model, loosely based on New Urbanist thinking. The plan proposes a rough 70-30% split of development - 70 % within the existing cities boundaries, and 30 % outside. This paper outlines an alternative growth strategy for Auckland to the official ‘compact city’ vision. Our proposition recognizes that the link between density and sustainability is much weaker than commonly understood. It also anticipates that the topology and technology of urban infrastructure is bound to profoundly change over the next couple of decades. This will further entice the centrifugal rather than the centripetal forces in the shaping of metropolitan form. We argue that the next million inhabitants of Auckland should be allocated, roughly evenly, to four main zones of the city-region: urban, suburban, peri-urban and ex-urban. Our proposition also stems from the recognition that, in the face of climate change and expected resources shortages in the not too distant future, Auckland has neither time nor money to rapidly or radically transform its predominantly suburban urban form. Also related to security, we question the wisdom of encouraging high-density when this clearly carries significant risk for a city founded on a very precarious natural site (volcanoes; earthquakes; tsunamis).en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Western Sydney, Sydneyen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectcompact cityen_NZ
dc.subjectlinear cityen_NZ
dc.subjectwater cityen_NZ
dc.subjectlow densityen_NZ
dc.subjectspatial planen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleResilient Sprawl: An Alternative Auckland Planen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Western Sydney, Sydneyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden1205 Urban and Regional Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBradbury, M., and Bogunovich , D. (2012). Resilient Sprawl: An Alternative Auckland Plan. Governing City Futures Conference(Ed.), University of Western Sydney, Sydney (IN PRESS) (16 pages)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleGoverning City Futures Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleGoverning City Futures Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInstitute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydneyen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationUniversity of Western Sydney, Australiaen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture

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