Colonial cities were functionally mixed, with industries, shops and dwellings often side by side. Residents could be affected by noxious effluent, smells and noises. Twentieth-century urban reformers called for the functional zoning of cities to solve such problems. Industry would be restricted to certain areas – often the edge of town – and commerce focused in the central city. Everything would be in its proper place. This is the provisional zoning plan for Wanganui in 1959. Other cities produced similar plans.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 832.4199eac/1959/Acc.9797
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