This was a public lecture in collaboration with The Urban Room and Auckland Council’s Auckland Conversations programme.

It’s been a decade since the highly influential Janette Sadik-Khan visited Auckland. That visit was a catalyst for change in the city that has seen the creation and renewal of many public spaces and improvements in cycle and walking infrastructure. But the world has changed, vision is in short supply and momentum has been lost. How can we reimagine Auckland and develop a city fit for the future?

Janette Sadik-Khan and Rt Hon Helen Clark discussed the possibilities that a renewed sense of confidence in urban transformation could bring to Auckland in the next ten years. Janette spoke about her global experience of working with city Mayors and authorities. She also discussed lessons she has learned, and the opportunities she sees for Auckland.

You can see some of the Helen Clark Foundation’s research into similar topics here. This includes reports into low traffic neighbourhoods, safer cities, congestion charging, sponge cities and, most recently, community engagement in climate change adaptation.

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