Chris McDonald

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Christopher McDonald
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The prince, the pageant and the pioneers

In May 1920, the Prince of Wales attended a history pageant on Petone Beach. The highlight of the performance was a re-enactment of the arrival of New Zealand Company settlers at the same place 80 years earlier. For the occasion, a 6,000 seat amphitheatre and...
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Soldiers and school children

Early royal visits to New Zealand were episodes of intense symbolic activity played out on an urban scale. These events are generally understood as affirmations of British identity. However, this paper shows how the Prince of Wales’ 1920 tour of New Zealand was also used...
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Accelerating regional city growth in Victoria: evidence and policy approaches

The objective of this paper is to assess the factors influencing the economic growth of Victoria’s regional cities and identify the strategic policy options to accelerate this growth.
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Planning for resilience and growth: an analysis of metropolitan planning strategies in australia

This paper proposes that policy makers should focus on how to design institutional arrangements that engage communities in responding to urban problems and opportunities as they arise. The design of institutional arrangements to support metropolitan plans might include a greater focus on harnessing the capabilities...

The value of urban design: the economic, environmental and social benefits of urban design

The Value of Urban Design aims to establish whether there is a persuasive case for urban design – the design of the buildings, places, spaces and networks (both public and private) that make up our towns and cities, and the ways people use them. Is...