International Housing Availability Survey
New Zealand Planning Institute® Comments
On Demographia’s International Housing Availability
The New Zealand Planning Institute® strongly
supports Demographia’s call for planners, local councils
and developers to collaborate more proactively and
effectively on the provision of an adequate supply of
affordable new residential housing. In fact, some excellent
progress is already being made: in the greater Christchurch
area, for example, local councils have come together under
the Urban Development Strategy banner to agree on a common
set of objectives governing future land use zoning.
Importantly, this and other such partnerships around New
Zealand will help ensure that affordable housing takes its
rightful place at the heart of community planning
decision-making, alongside other key elements such as
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