We should change building consent laws to allow more dense housing?
On average, everyone agrees with significant nonconsensus between 48 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
We should change building consent laws to allow more dense housing
Reasons To Disagree
it's mad! Unless it's quality residential sky scrapers, cramming pple in2 london/harlem style middlclss ghettos has no class.
16 December 2007
Too many other cities around the world have done this to their cost. Denser housing leads to under developed roads which leads to traffic problems of accidents,crowding snd pollution and crime. If this is the kind of city you want then you are demonstrably unfit to be running a city of any kind
15 April 2010
High density living was a failed experiment in Britain in the 60's with high rises. Why go down that track? usually they were built to house lower socio economc groups and became ghettos, in Britain spawing a generation with psychosocial problems. intellignet planning is needed
4 April 2012
I'm a Feb 22nd survivor. Density - forget it
8 April 2013
Reasons To Agree
Several, but not all, areas of a city should be permitted to have dense real esate. Dense realestate makes more efficent use of infrastructure. The houses can be more energy efficient with less outside wall area. People can walk to services. Park land can be better utilised and enjoyed by the public rather than everyone having a backyard that is left to waste.
26 April 2007
YES - dense housing for dense people and no-hopers.
7 June 2008
Higher density housing is cheaper and better for the environment.
12 April 2011
As long as comon sence prevales over greed.
7 August 2011
Reasons for Remain Neutral
I'm not a fan of dense housing as this can lead to slums in the future how ever for large cities such as Auckland this is one of the few options avalible.
Apartment buildings: Yes More dense housing: No We are historically an outdoors nation, and we shouldnt be crammed into asian style housing.
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