Plenary Session Four
Order Without Design: Urban planning, housing supply and markets
In recent times, the affordability and supply of housing has occupied the minds of many. In some cities it has seemingly become a crisis. Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland stand out in this regard. The softening of the market recently with drops in prices has eased the concerns somewhat,
but the underlying issues of supply, regulation and other factors, still persist.
Has planning (as traditionally understood) failed by ignoring the role of markets to some extent? And what of the traditional role of suburbs in providing the foundations of healthy social infrastructure?
Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)
Dr Paul J. Maginn
Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning,
The University of
Dr Oliver Hartwich
Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)
The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure