Story: City planning

Mixed land uses

Mixed land uses

Colonial cities were characterised by mixed land uses. Factories, shops and houses were often neighbours, with both beneficial and detrimental consequences. Workers did not need to travel far to workplaces, but noises and smells from factories could irritate residents. This is the P. Hutson and Co. pottery and brick factory in the Wellington suburb of Newtown in 1895.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, P. T. O'Brien Collection
Reference: PAColl-0241-2
Photograph by George Scott

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Town planning emerges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

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