This article by Brendon Harre was spotted by Axel.
What Brendon has written is an “analysis of transport, land-use and housing [that] presents policy options in a positive, evidence-based, and bold manner.”
This report takes a systems approach to modelling New Zealand’s housing, transport, and land-use patterns. The intent of the model is to explain key urbanism concepts and how they relate to each other. Hopefully, this provides insight into the processes that shape New Zealand’s built environment. The report has seven broad recommendations. The underlying rationales are provided explaining their importance. The recommendations are complementary to each other and should be seen as a package where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.Brendon Harre
Brendon’s key recommendation is that thousands of medium density houses near transit hubs is necessary for rapid transit to be successful, and 25 per cent of these should be affordable build-to-rent homes, provided by the government, in a similar manner to the Austrian housing model. The idea being this approach provides two significant benefits, it reengineers cities to grow sustainably around rapid transit and it better supports those most ill served by the housing crisis.