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Christchurch's plan (3rd of 4)

Christchurch's plan

Christchurch’s flat site made it easier to execute its plan. Centred on a central cathedral square, its grid was the most regular of the four settlements, the symmetry broken only by the course of the Avon River and two diagonal streets.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/25724/christchurchs-plan (accessed 16 December 2017)

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