As the population of Auckland increases there is greater demand for accommodation. Over the past few months debates have gone on over whether the city needs to expand outwards (using more land) or upwards (more intensive housing e.g. apartments).
But are these the only two options? Do we really need our biggest city to keep getting bigger? What about some more lateral thinking?
For example, what if the government encouraged investment in one of the smaller cities in New Zealand, one that has room to expand? Wouldn’t an increase in the population of another city have it’s own benefits? The Australians created their capital city out of virtually nothing. Surely there are more possible answers than up or out?