Title: A growth-management strategy for the Auckland region of New Zealand: pursuit of sustainability or mere growth accommodation?

Authors: Gabor Zovanyi

Addresses: Department of Urban Planning, Public and Health Administration, Eastern Washington University, USA.

Abstract: Growth management as practised in the United States has demonstrated a decidedly pro-growth bias. The American management movement|s historical focus on continued growth accommodation and its suggested form for future growth are portrayed as a backdrop to the consideration of the nature of a growth-management strategy adopted for the Auckland region of New Zealand. This article reveals that this principal, growth-management strategy adopted to date in New Zealand replicates the accommodative, growth-management model in the United States in spite of significant national, regional, and local initiatives intended to advance sustainability in New Zealand during the last decade.

Keywords: Auckland region; growth management; New Zealand; regional growth strategy; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2004.005367

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2004 Vol.7 No.2, pp.121 - 145

Published online: 29 Sep 2004 *

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