COMMENT: There's a big thing going on in Auckland right now. Call it the Auckland Project: that's not an official name but it does the job. The Auckland Project is the transformation of a city designed in the middle of the 20th century into one fit for purpose in the 21st. It may sound like a slogan but it's real. Auckland has outgrown its usefulness as the city it used to be.

This has happened before. The last time was 60 years ago when World War II ended, babies boomed and new suburbs were laid out, full of standalone housing,

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