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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.
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