Urban Regeneration and Social Cohesion

Ella Henry; Diane Menzies; Jacqueline Paul

Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto

This report investigates the effectiveness of the Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) project. Glen Innes was built in the 1950s, close to central Auckland, and was a primarily low socio-economic suburb, with a significant Māori population, living in State (social) housing. The TRC project saw Housing New Zealand Corporation and Auckland Council working together to replace 2,700 properties. The aim was to increase density by three times. However, during the development tenants were displaced and replaced. The TRC initiated an extensive programme of collaboration, including with a community trust to address the resulting stress for families.

Keywords – Kupu Hāngai

Social cohesion, urban regeneration, urban development, urban design, displacement, community engagement, Glen Innes, Auckland, State housing, Tāmaki Makaurau, Tāmaki Regeneration Company

Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau

Urban Development; Urban Planning


Date – Te Wā Whakarewa



Type – Te Auaha

Conference Proceedings

Citation – Kupu Hautoa

Henry, E., Menzies, D. & Paul, J. (2019). Urban Regeneration and Social Cohesion. Conference paper presented at State of Australian Cities Conference, December 2019, Perth.