Future society

Social cohesion & resilience | Democratic innovation
Society is changing rapidly, challenged by huge demographic change such as ageing populations and growing ethnic diversity, climate change and new technologies. Democracy is under threat by increasingly pervasive disinformation. Our work aims to address social cohesion and societal resilience and we're developing new democratic tools to encourage better public decision making.

Ko ngā rā kei te heke mai. Ko te iwi e ara mai ana.

The days to come. The people to come.


The Beehive Building, New Zealand's Parliament Building, against the Sun in Wellington.
Giving voice to our future
In an op-ed for the NZHerald, Koi Tū director Sir Peter Gluckman and Koi Tū chair Bridget Coates encourage more meaningful conversations and a more future-oriented mindset to tackle the complex, multi-generational challenges that we face as a nation.

Three women participate seated at tables in a workshop.
Citizens’ assembly case study for public service commission
The Koi Tū and Watercare citizens’ assembly features as a case study on the Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission website.

Shaping the future of transport in Auckland
Access to experts, data and research and being able to discuss the information with a diverse group of Aucklanders were the highlights for participants at a two-day citizens’ transport forum.

Watercare citizens’ assembly – one year on
One year on from the Watercare and Koi Tū citizens' assembly, Watercare provides an update on the actions they taken as a result of the citizens' recommendations.


Our themes