Story: City planning

Town Planning Conference, 1919

Delegates at the 1919 Town Planning Conference pose outside the Wellington town hall. Among other things, the conference called for the construction of garden-city settlements and a town-planning act to better control the growth of towns and cities. Women had their own sessions at the conference.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Town planning emerges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

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