Establishment of inner city reserves : a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Diploma of Landscape Architecture in the University of Canterbury [Lincoln College]
This study examines some recent developments in the establishment procedures of small urban parks in a modem city. North American experiences are related to New Zealand approaches to inner city reserves. Colonial ideals and establishment mechanisms are compared with present day legislation and implementation procedures. Three new inner city Christchurch reserves are illustrated and some general design guidelines presented. A summary of problems, possible sources of those problems and new approaches to reserve establishment is made.