MIC 07 | Adapting to the future
A number of questions keep popping up in public conversation lately:
Will my job exist in 10 years time?
Is it really harder to own a home now than it was 10 years ago?
What’s happening in small towns that are losing their banks and doctors?
What’s the government’s role in all of this?
These recurring questions speak to some of the big demographic and economic forces that are acting to shape New Zealand’s future—the way we respond to these forces will determine the answers available to us.
At our first MIC Series event for 2017, we talked with researcher Julian Wood about how we might respond—from changing the way we work and where we live, to the role of Auckland in driving smart growth in New Zealand’s regions, and how local government can accept change and adapt.