Medium-density housing and town centre plans

We support intensified residential development in Wellington. Our research suggests that there is a substantial unmet demand for medium and high density housing in the city, outlined in our submission to Wellington City Council.

There is also considerable research that supports the provision of medium density housing as an urban planning strategy to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from cities. In general, denser urban areas have lower carbon emissions than suburban areas in countries such as New Zealand.

Submission to Wellington City Council on the Medium-density Housing and Town Centre Plans

Prepared by Nadine Dodge and Ralph Chapman on behalf of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
April 2015