Conference

12th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, 2-5 February 2014, Wellington, New Zealand

Recently added resources

Conference paper

15 Apr 2014
3

Australia is a suburban society. It has been since Europeans came. Unlike many other urban societies at the time, there was no existing hard infrastructure to provide the essential needs of human urban life - clean water, food, shelter and waste management. These had to...

Conference paper

15 Apr 2014
3

Urban waterfronts are liminal zones of heightened sensory experience, particularly haptic experiences: the immediate bodily experiences of touch, proprioception and kinaesthesia (body position and movement). Such experiences are generated through direct contact with natural and built environments, strongly mediated by cultural and historical meanings, and...

Conference paper

A case study of Ottawa and Canberra’s urban open space systems
15 Apr 2014
2

Protecting the landscape values of urban open spaces in the face of significant change to the surrounding urban structure highlights a particular tension between two apparently conflicting goals for more sustainable development. On one hand the compact city agenda seeks to increase the density of...

Conference paper

15 Apr 2014
2

This paper presents findings from a study that includes a new investigation of the Tarikaka settlement in Wellington, New Zealand. The housing settlement was constructed in 1928-29 by the Department of Railways with the houses rented to their workers.

The settlement incorporates 67 standard...

Conference paper

Unravelling popular misconceptions about the process of planning New Zealand’s capital city
15 Apr 2014
4

There is a popular view, one which has gone largely unchallenged in both historical and scholarly narratives to date, that Captain William Mein Smith arrived in Port Nicholson in 1839 armed with a map for Wellington designed by a Mr Samuel Cobham of London who...

Items published/produced 54