The exigency of making Auckland the world’s most liveable city and its detrimental consequences

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dc.contributor.author Mohammadzadeh, Mohsen en
dc.contributor.author Bahmanteymouri, Elham en
dc.contributor.editor Burton, P en
dc.contributor.editor Shearer, H en
dc.coverage.spatial Gold Coast, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-07T21:51:20Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-925455-03-8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39164 en
dc.description.abstract This paper critically investigates the Auckland Council’s primary objective to shape Auckland as the world’s most liveable city. Following the agglomeration of eight councils, Auckland Council became the largest council in New Zealand in 2010. Transforming Auckland into the most liveable city in the world is the main objective of this new organisation and has significantly informed Auckland Council’s policies and plans. This ambitious objective has generated social, economic and political consequences both locally and internationally. Nonetheless, scholars, including planning theorists, have rightly oppugned the Auckland Council for its aim. This paper elucidates that the Council’s objective is vital to reinforce the position of Auckland in the global market. According to Deleuze and Guattari’s works, the constant flow of money and human capital are imperative for the existence of the contemporary city, such as Auckland. In this context, making Auckland the world’s most liveable city is considered as part of the Auckland Council’s city-marketing strategy that aims to lure international investors, creative class immigrants and tourists. Nevertheless, transforming Auckland into the most liveable city in the world amplifies pre-existing urban problems such as housing inflation and uneven development in New Zealand. This paper suggests that the implementation of a supplementary spatial planning – a national spatial plan – may assist to evenly distribute wealth, services and subsequently population around the country. By directing the flows of capital and population, this supplementary plan will not eliminate, but it will mitigate the detrimental consequences of uneven development such as housing inflation in Auckland en
dc.publisher Urban Research Program at Griffith University on behalf of the Australian Cities Research Network en
dc.relation.ispartof State of Australian Cities National Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings en
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dc.title The exigency of making Auckland the world’s most liveable city and its detrimental consequences en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings/ en
pubs.finish-date 2015-12-11 en
pubs.start-date 2015-12-09 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 641630 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Architecture and Planning en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-31 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2015-12-10 en


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