The bioregional park : commemorating the visit of Captain Cook
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Citation:Zhang, J. (2018).The Bioregional Park : Commemorating The Visit Of Captain Cook. This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4380
RESEARCH QUESTION: How can mapping a bioregion and its ecological connections be used as a driver for landscape architecture: conservation, and public space strategies? SUBQUESTIONS: How can tourism/recreation and ecological restoration be interwoven? How can both Maori and Pakeha cultural values be integrated within the framework of the Bioregional park? What influences does bioregional park bring about ecological connectivity? Not up until recently, the majority of people have begun to be concerned about the impact of human activities on the environment. As an increasing amount of people flood into towns and suburbs and more and more people are leaving the city, restoration, preservation and enhancement of biodiversity in towns and suburbs areas have become important. This research is to develop landscape architectural methodology that applies bioregional concepts in concepts. The Mercury Bay is the place to test this new method. The research is expected to be used in the Mercury Bay test to apply this method to other projects. The aims are that to protect the ecosystem of the restoration of habitat patches, and to form a new cultural display window and to build a human activity network. This project’s other aim is to celebrate and commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first voyage (1769) to New Zealand.