There’s a large amount of discussion around density at the moment – how much Auckland should grow through intensification, how much through expansion, whether either of those will help housing affordability, whether people want big houses on big sections or whether they want something else and perhaps most of all, whether Auckland will accept a higher-density future.
The video below shows a talk by Brent Toderian, the former Chief Planner at Vancouver City Council. He discusses the vexed issue of density in a way that makes a lot of sense:
There are a whole heap of interesting lessons in there for Auckland. I’m looking forward to my visit to Vancouver – which isn’t far away now.