James Rosenwax says Auckland should focus on agility and the knowledge economy as it continues to emerge as a dynamic global city.
Rosenwax leads Aecom’s Australia and New Zealand cities practice. He recently authored a report on using innovation to transform Australian cities.
He says Auckland is already on the radar for many of the world’s major companies.
The Economist Intelligence Unit rates Auckland as the world’s eighth most liveable city. Yet Rosenwax says being seventh on the Jones Lang LaSalle Investment Intensity Index is more important.
“The JLL index is a measure of a city’s ability to attract investment from global corporations”, he says.