Living in Paradox

Living in Paradox

A History of Urban Design Across Kainga, Towns and Cities in New Zealand

Book - 2015
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"How can we develop better urban environments for New Zealanders? Is it a straightforward matter of better planning and applying more resources? Do we have to settle for second best? what of the lessons learned from those who have come before us? In this .. book on the contradictions and paradoxes of the design of New Zealand's urban places, Garth Falconer suggests that these are exciting times to be thinking about such issues with better understanding of our unique context, together with broad collaboration across all sectors and a commitment to creatie, resourceful action, there are alternatives to accepting soaring house prices congested traffic, a bland and illegible urban landscape, growing gaps between different peoples, and hopelessly complicated urban planning regulations. [This book] .. explores the dynamic and intriguing story of this young, vigorous and intriguingly complex country. It is an optimistic, far-reaching book which documents the rich history of earlier visions, analyses many of the various trials and pitfalls of the past, and paints and engaging picture of the way things could be in New Zealand's towns and cities"-- Back cover.
Publisher: Matakana :, Blue Acres Press,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 307.76 FAL
Characteristics: 516 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, colour plans, portraits ;,26 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.


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