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dc.contributor.authorMenzies, Annabel
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T02:46:08Z
dc.date.available2011-02-11T02:46:08Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3247
dc.descriptionMaps not to scale in digital copy, see print copy held in Library.
dc.description.abstractThis study looks at environmental improvement in respect to a specific area of residential housing, the Avon Loop. As part of the attempt to achieve a more holistic approach, not only the physical factors are studied but also the concepts of community and neighbourhood. The latter are considered both generally and also as they apply to the study area. The area known as the Avon Loop is a small pocket of medium-density residential housing situated within the inner part of the City of Christchurch. The Loop as it is often called, is located approximately one kilometre north of Cathedral Square and therefore is within easy walking distance of the wide range of facilities and opportunities that the centre of the city offers. The area itself is physically well-defined, lying within a loop of the Avon River which surrounds it on three sides and a major street on the fourth. This definition is unusual in Christchurch which is, on the whole, flat with few physical boundaries. As well as being a physically well-defined area, the Avon Loop has a strong and vocal community. Due to a number of factors including the age of the area, its position close to the centre of the city and its active community, the Avon Loop has been designated a Neighbourhood Improvement Area, but so far, little change has been implemented. Because no plan has been made concerning the area as a whole, the values and potentials it contained may be threatened by piecemeal or thoughtless development. Therefore, the aim of this study is to look at the Avon Loop in respect to its uniqueness, character and potential both physical and social and to develop design proposals and guidelines for environmental improvement that build upon and enhance its best features.en
dc.format141 leaves
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Canterbury
dc.subjectAvon Loopen
dc.subjectresidential housingen
dc.subjectneighbourhooden
dc.subjectlandscape architectureen
dc.subjectinner cityen
dc.titleThe Avon Loop : this study is submitted in partial fulfilment for the Diploma of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma in Landscape Architectureen
lu.thesis.supervisorChallenger, Charlie
lu.thesis.supervisorRackham, Allan
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architecture
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital dissertation can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only.
dc.subject.anzsrc120507 Urban Analysis and Developmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc120107 Landscape Architectureen


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