Story: City planning

Ōrākei garden suburb

Reginald Hammond’s prize-winning design for a garden suburb at Ōrākei, Auckland, was based on garden-city planning principles, with curvilinear streets and ample public reserves and amenities. The plan also included ‘city-beautiful’ elements. These included two axial thoroughfares that merged outside a civic centre, and a new university.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Planning between the world wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015