Riversdale : a comprehensive development proposal
In mid 1977 staff of the Department of Horticulture, Landscape and Parks, Lincoln College, were asked to advise on future development of a property which was at the time producing vegetables and fruits. Part of the ten hectare property had been designated for a future primary school and the owners were enthusiastic that any residential development should be totally integrated with the existing and potential open space and community facilities that would result if a school-park concept was accepted. Riversdale suburb does not have any public buildings, churches or developed sporting facilities. Such a concept as outlined above was therefore envisaged as a development which would serve a much-needed integrative function for the Riversdale community as a whole. This document is the final report to the Lincoln College Riversdale Planning Group. It is presented in four parts: 1. Statements of the Planning Group - the intent. 2. The Social Survey: Description, needs and wants. 3. Attitudes, beliefs and realities. 4. Conclusions and suggestions for future directions.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsBlenheim; planning; urban development; community development; residential development; open space
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