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Auckland 2050

Auckland 2050

Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau – one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world – is forecast to reach a population of 2.43 million by 2050.

The challenge for citizens, policymakers, designers, business and industry is to embrace changes and trends to provide solutions and shape outcomes for the benefit of all aspects and users of the city.

For Auckland this involves the interweaving of ideas, innovation, culture and identity underpinned by Te Ao Māori values and mātauranga (knowledge).

In this thought paper Arup Auckland, in partnership with the Auckland Design Office Māori Urban Design team, establish a kaupapa (purpose) for the city. Based on our understanding of the key drivers of change (global issues and trends alongside local context) this vision is supported an interweaving of ideas, practices and cultures that enables Auckland to support growth and wellbeing for all.