Wellington Scoop
Network

Housing co-ops – a better way to solve the shortfall

News from Inner City Wellington
Another ICW community forum is coming up. “Living Environments in Our City Tomorrow” will be a presentation by Dr Morten Gjerde, Head of the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington.

“What is clear is that the current developer-led model is not meeting our needs. The constrained environment that house-building works in must change.” – Dr Gjerde.

Working collectively to improve the quality and supply of housing in New Zealand – there is a strong reliance on private developers to address the housing crisis in New Zealand and this service comes at a price – the profit margin!

This presentation explores an alternative to this private developer model – housing cooperatives. In particular, Norwegian examples are examined for applicability to the New Zealand context. This presentation argues that collective action, as opposed to individual approaches is needed to address the housing shortfall and to ensure a higher standard of housing for all.

6pm Tuesday 19 June 2018
(note change of date)
CQ Hotel, 223 Cuba St, Wellington

 socialising from 5.30 – 6pm;
 drinks can be purchased at the bar and brought up to the meeting;
 presentation starts at 6pm, with plenty of time for questions and will conclude at 7.30pm;
 gold coin koha

If you would like to attend the seminar please click on this link:
http://www.innercitywellington.nz/new-events

“ICW is committed to promoting inner-city living environments
that enrich the lives of the residents and the city”

2 comments:

  1. Pseudopanax, 17. May 2018, 20:05

    Great idea. Tenants/Co Op members have direct control and responsibility over their housing in a democratic way without equity and the profit motive. Win win!

     
  2. michael, 21. May 2018, 23:02

    “… the current developer-led model is not meeting our needs. The constrained environment that house-building works in must change.” – Dr Gjerde.

    So true!!! Should be an interesting evening

     

Write a comment: