Did it Work? Retrospective – Video – Making Auckland the Supercity by Associate Professor Robert Davis and Rod Oram

Did it Work?  – Why, What and How. 



Now that we are one term into the first round of the Supercity: it may pay to reflect.  here is something to help, done before the Supercity was created for real.

Making Auckland the Supercity  – Creating a, strong, successful Auckland region is the topic for the 2010 Forum for the Future. This series of the forum was created by Associate Professor Robert Davis, Rod Oram and the Department of Management and Marketing and Department of Performing and Screen Arts, Faculty of Creative Industries and Business.

– Why? Tuesday, July 20th, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: What’s the case for creating a super city? Why do we need to change regional governance structures to do so? Click Here!

– What? Tuesday, July 27th, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: What will the new governance structures look like? What mechanisms will promote public participation, political accountability, strategic development and optimal outcomes? Click Here!

– How? Tuesday, August 3rd, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: How can we make the new system perform at its best for the people of Auckland and New Zealand? Click Here!

Each session involved a panel of three prominent guest speakers, two Unitec students and a Unitec faculty member, with Rod Oram as the facilitator.








  1. Peter Haynes says:

    It’s still a work in progress, and far too early to say it’s a failure, as they’re saying Sydney apparently. But there is more work to be done at the local level in particular before the potential for participation and excitment is unleashed. See my column in the latest issue of the Gardens for more…


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