Urban reprogramming at Sunnynook: Can a landscape strategy for an urban design project provide satisfactory planning direction for a local body?
Citation:Griffiths, P. (2008). Urban reprogramming at Sunnynook: Can a landscape strategy for an urban design project provide satisfactory planning direction for a local body? [Unpublished Unitec Research Committee Research Report].
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1810
Centre plans, analysis documents, and urban renewal documents, appear on council’s shelves and archives under many names. An examination of the contents page, in these documents, reveals a seemingly full and rigorous analytical study of existing site conditions has been carried out, but on closer inspection some areas of weaknesses are revealed. For example, often an analysis of the open space or parks and reserve networks are undertaken, which consist of a list of these areas…and that’s all. This project aims to make a thorough investigation into the open green spaces that populate the immediate vicinity of the Sunnynook town centre, with the aim of providing some initial concepts for the reprogramming of Sunnynook town centre. This reprogramming will be entirely driven by the inherent potentials of the ecological diversity of the open green spaces. An acknowledgement is made at this point that other important factors such as social conditions, economic and political factors, and other necessary components of the site have been sidelined in order to focus entirely on the potentials of the ecological diversity mentioned earlier.