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ICW Forum: Living Environments in Our City Tomorrow

  • CQ Hotel 223 Cuba Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Presentation by Dr Morten Gjerde, Head of the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington

'What is clear is the current developer-led model is not meeting our needs. The constrained environment that house-building-for-profit operates in must shift.' - Dr Morten Gjerde

Working collectively to improve the quality and supply of housing in New Zealand

There is a strong reliance on private developers to address the housing crisis in New Zealand and this service comes at a price – the profit margin!

This presentation explores an alternative to this private developer model – housing cooperatives. In particular, Norwegian examples are examined for applicability to the New Zealand context. This presentation argues that collective action, as opposed to individual approaches is needed to address the housing shortfall and to ensure a higher standard of housing for all. 

Socialising from 5:30-6pm, presentation and questions from 6 - 7:30pm. Drinks can be purchased at the bar and brought into the presentation. 

Admission by gold coin donation. 

View the presentation slides here. [PDF, 8.8 MB]