The Marron Institute is pleased to have Joe Beaglehole as a visiting scholar during the Spring 2019 semester. Joe is a Senior Policy Analyst in New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment and recipient of the prestigious Harkness Fellowship. The Harkness Fellowship program, administered by Fullbright New Zealand, enables promising mid-career professionals to benefit from new ideas, practices and contacts in the United States.
Mr. Beaglehole will spend three months in New York on a Harkness Fellowship researching new tools for addressing the challenges of rapid urbanisation. His project, titled “Policy solutions for New Zealand’s urban growth challenge” will address New Zealand’s rapid urban growth, which according to Mr. Beaglehole, has led to deteriorating housing and environmental outcomes, and is increasing pressure on New Zealand’s local governance, planning and infrastructure investment policy settings.