Kōrero: City planning

Dunedin's plan (4 o 4)

Dunedin’s grid was rectilinear and centred on an octagon. The plan took some account of the topography, with some streets running diagonally up the encircling hills to lessen their grade. Even so, Dunedin boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s steepest street – Baldwin Street in North East Valley.

Using this item

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Engraving by F. W. Flanagan

Permission of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/25725/dunedins-plan (accessed 17 October 2019)

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