Story: City planning

Wellington's plan (2nd of 4)

Wellington’s plan was designed by New Zealand Company surveyor William Mein Smith in 1840. It comprised a series of interconnected grids which expanded along the town’s valleys and up the lower slopes of hills.

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Reference: MapColl 832.4799/1840/Acc.317

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

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