Rod Oram gave a great presentation last week in Dunedin about Reinventing Paradise. He talked about this Government’s attacks on the Resource Management Act and how they are bad news not just for our environment but for our economy too. You can watch his whole talk here but one slide in particular caught my attention.
He captured perfectly the disconnect between what this Government is doing and what New Zealanders actually want.
|What our cities want||What it says we will get|
|Quality urban design||Some urban guidelines|
|Wide choices in housing||Narrow choices in housing|
|Power to decide, act||Strong central oversight|
|Enough investment||Limited investment|
|New economy||Old economy|
|Sustainability||Economy – Environment “balance”|
|Local democracy||Central intervention|
I also gave a presentation at this event which you can watch here.