The sustainable development of communities, regions, nations and the planet has been increasingly debated since the Rio Summit of 1992. Issues such as urban form, the relationship between urban areas and their rural hinterland, urban versus rural lifestyles, modes of transport, social justice, urban renewal and growing multicultural communities are all relevant. This book brings together the work of some of the people whose job it is to explore the concept of sustainability and its application to New Zealand settlements.on the imposition of order on the landscape, rather than on embracing its natural advantages. ... One Tree Hill in Auckland or Mount Maunganui in Tauranga, still survive as visible natural components of the urban landscape. ... Frequent references were made in New Zealanda#39;s early settler history to a#39;naturala#39; landscapes.
|Author||:||Claire Freeman, Michelle Thompson-Fawcett|
|Publisher||:||Otago University Press - 2003-01-01|