Ian Shirley

Ian Shirley is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, a member of the Policy Observatory and a former Pro Vice Chancellor at the Auckland University of Technology. He has led major research programmes in New Zealand and overseas including a 15-country study of the major metropolitan cities across Asia the Pacific and Latin America which was published in 2013 by Routledge as Asian and Pacific Cities.

Jun 30, 2017

National’s ‘super city’ isn't working, but not for the reasons National might think

The super city is broken, says eminent sociologist Ian Shirley – but it doesn’t need another review. It needs the government to fix the problems we already know about.

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Jul 27, 2016

To fix Auckland's shambles, let's begin with the Wellington Problem

The Auckland Council has long been blamed for the myriad of issues facing the country's largest city, in particular the housing crisis. It's about time central government took some responsibility, argues AUT Pro Vice Chancellor Ian Shirley

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