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Revisiting utopia: how a legacy of idealistic plans resonates with Christchurch’s rebuild

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dc.contributor.author Bowring, Jacqueline en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08T04:23:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation Bowring, J. (2015). Revisiting utopia: how a legacy of idealistic plans resonates with Christchurch’s rebuild. Landscape Review, 16(1), 6-9. en
dc.identifier.issn 2253-1440 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/8561
dc.description.abstract Imagined landscapes find their form in utopian dreaming. As ideal places, utopias are set up according to the ideals of their designers. Inevitably, utopias become compromised when they move from the imaginary into the actual. Opportunities to create utopias rely largely on a blank slate, a landscape unimpeded by the inconveniences of existing occupation – or even topography. Christchurch has seen two utopian moments. The first was at the time of European settlement in the mid-nineteenth century, when imported ideals provided a model for a new city. The earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 provided a second point at which utopian dreaming spurred visions for the city. Christchurch’s earthquakes have provided a unique opportunity for a city to re-imagine itself. Yet, as is the fate for all imaginary places, reality got in the way. en
dc.format.extent 6-19 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln University en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - Lincoln University - https://journals.lincoln.ac.nz/index.php/lr/issue/view/80 en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject utopias en
dc.subject Christchurch earthquakes en
dc.subject happy colony en
dc.subject picturesque en
dc.title Revisiting utopia: how a legacy of idealistic plans resonates with Christchurch’s rebuild en
dc.type Journal Article
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Environment, Society and Design en
lu.contributor.unit School of Landscape Architecture en
dc.subject.anzsrc 12 Built Environment and Design en
dc.subject.anzsrc 120107 Landscape Architecture en
dc.subject.anzsrc 120508 Urban Design en
dc.relation.isPartOf Landscape Review en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/SOLA
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.publisher-url https://journals.lincoln.ac.nz/index.php/lr/issue/view/80 en
pubs.volume 16 en
dc.rights.licence Attribution en


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