Ockham co-founder Mark Todd discusses the intense city improvement shortcomings we have seen within the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, outlines densification ramifications, and suggests a means ahead.
On this episode of Q+A with Jack Tame (TVNZ1), Mark Todd talks in regards to the appalling state of our fundamental cities’ infrastructure, and the important thing classes learnt from Cyclone Gabrielle going ahead.
Their dialogue covers all the pieces from the nation’s historic city planning errors, the problems in non-public landowners and builders driving civic improvement, the brand new city density insurance policies affecting Tāmaki Makaurau, the necessity for the non-public sector, Crown and native Authorities to work collectively on city planning measures, misconceptions in regards to the extent of impermeable surfaces inside high-density constructing typologies, and the optimistic motion we’ve seen in initiatives reminiscent of Three Waters. The query Todd places on the market: “is the tail wagging the canine?”
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