Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: harnessing the region’s potential
What could Auckland become within two generations? How do we become a truly global, liveable and sustainable city that is fit for the future?
Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: harnessing the region’s potential – a report released today by Auckland’s economic and cultural development agency Auckland Unlimited – explores the changes needed for Auckland to reach its potential.
The independent report, written by Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, is intended to stimulate open-minded conversation and debate.
Auckland Unlimited Chief Executive Nick Hill says Koi Tū was asked to think ahead about Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s long-term future. “Rather than focus on today’s plans, strategies and budgets we asked them to leap forward two generations – about 50 years – to suggest the kinds of evolution the region needs.”
The report presents nine integrated scenarios to provoke discussion about where the region is headed, from ‘a socially cohesive region’ and ‘a region of quality education’, to ‘a national park city’ (see notes below for the full list). It also suggests how the scenarios could be enabled by aligning local and central Government planning and strategy.