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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Frances Jane Jr
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-15T00:20:29Z
dc.date.available2015-09-15T00:20:29Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6681
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the world with well over 87 per cent of us living in 138 recognised urban centres, yet the number of people residing in inner city areas is proportionally very low. Householders have been exercising their preference for suburban or rural areas by opting for low density suburban environments. It is widely agreed that productivity and sustainability increase when people aggregate in the inner city, however there is a perceived trade-off between the density and liveability of an area. Achieving liveability in the inner city is concerned with reducing the pressures which emerge from higher population densities. Promoting inclusive societies, revitalising underutilised cityscapes, ensuring accessibility and fostering sense of place, are all elements essential to achieving liveable communities. The rebuild following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes provides Christchurch with an opportunity to shape a more environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant and liveable city. This research involves undertaking a case study of current inner city liveability measures and those provided for through the rebuild. A cross-case analysis with two of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne and Vancouver, exposes Christchurch’s potential shortcomings and reveals practical measures the city could implement in order to promote liveability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectliveabilityen
dc.subjecturban planningen
dc.subjectdensityen
dc.subjectinner city revitalisationen
dc.subjectcommunityen
dc.subjectdevelopmenten
dc.subjectChristchurchen
dc.subjectMelbourneen
dc.subjectVancouveren
dc.titleHow elements of the inner city environment can be developed to promote liveabilityen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorVallance, Suzanne Jr
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc120501 Community Planningen


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