The Diary of a Debacle: The Slum Enabling Act and Other Matters
Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Distinguished Fellow and past Chair Urban Auckland, Julie Stout, critiques the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.
What is the price of sunlight? Householders face losing billions under intensification rules
(19/11/2021) Radio New Zealand's Phil Pennington finds householders face losing over a billion dollars worth of sunlight and views under radical housing intensification law change.
Housing intensification bill could result in demolition waste from thousands of houses
(18/11/2021) Legislation allowing at least three houses to be built on one section is likely to "significantly increase" in demolition waste to landfill.
Concerns over fast-tracked changes to urban density rules
(18/11/2021) There are major changes planned for our big cities that'll remove restrictions on intensification and see more houses growing skyward - but have some worried it'll mean the end of privacy and quality living standards. Radio New Zealand's Kathryn Ryan talks to former Auckland Council planner Simon O'Connor, and Ekin Sakin, a Christchurch-based architect and committee member with the Urban Design Forum.
New Zealand rushes in on upzoning where Australia fears to tread
Some of the unintended consequences of upzoning without design controls, including yet more windfall gains for homeowners.
Read the article in the Fifth Estate.
Issues with the Medium Density Residential Standards, including diagrams on sun light planes, by planner Allison Tindale.
City council pushes for change to Government's new housing rules
Christchurch civic leaders are fighting back against the Government's 'blunt, one-size-fits-all' approach to housing. Read the article on Stuff.
Will the housing reforms work?
Sam Stubbs, the chief executive of KiwiSaver fund Simplicity, looks at whether the removal of resource consent from residential home builds will produce the numbers the government wants. Read the article on Stuff.
The Great Divide
Rebecca MacFie meticulously traces the real reasons for the housing crisis in this North & South article.
Old or Green: Is the Greenest House an old one?
Brenda and Robert Vale present as part of Wellington Heritage Week. 10 min video
Planning for the market to decide
Felicity Wong opinion piece. Read it on Scoop.
Population shift: provinces rise, urbans fall
Infometrics report on changing population. Read the analysis on the Infometrics website.
Hometown Boomtown documentary about demolitions in 1980s
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