State of New Zealand Report

We supported the production of “A State of New Zealand” report to encourage researchers to contribute to the global and local debate about the new urban agenda.

The report was produced by researchers throughout New Zealand using the eSocSci online platform (engaged Social Science), led by Professor Dory Reeves and co-ordinated by Dr. Sandeeka Mannakkara.

Go to the eSocSci website.

Researchers throughout New Zealand have contributed to the report which is based on the United Nations National Report template and includes sections on:

  • Urban demographics
  • Land and urban planning
  • Environment and urbanisation
  • Urban governance and legislation
  • Urban economy
  • Housing and basic services

The report presents the researcher’s view of the current situation in New Zealand, highlights the key challenges and puts forward suggestions to overcome these challenges. It acknowledges the unique partnership which exists in New Zealand between Māori and the Crown and it is the intention that each section speaks to the socio-cultural reality experienced by Māori as the indigenous partners to the Treaty of Waitangi.