Author(s): Owen Gill
Auckland is at a turning point. At current growth rates it will pass two million
people sometime during the decade beginning 2022, at which point social and
infrastructure problems will begin to compound.
This book is for two groups of people: new residents coming to Auckland who
will need us to prepare the way for them, and current residents who wonder
what we can do to improve the city.
Drawing on the latest international thinking on cities, Owen Gill puts forward a
radical yet sensible agenda for change to allow Auckland to take its place as
a leading hub of the Asia-Pacific region.
Turning Point Auckland features colour images illustrating Auckland’s diverse
environments and succinct appendices that summarise the author’s
proposals for making this a truly great city.
Owen Gill is a public policy advocate who has worked in New Zealand and
Australia in urban services, banking and regulation. He has an MBA from
Macquarie University and degrees in politics and public policy from Victoria
University. He was born in Auckland’s west and lives there now.