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Traditional pre-war American inner suburbia:

This is a model some of us may know from movies and TV.  It allows for relatively high density while retaining individual and individualistic houses with gardens and sheds, and can easily be geared to foster community spirit. It should appeal to many New Zealanders with relatively little modification.  The style of the houses is irrelevant, the American ones being generally shingle style and Queen-Anne Victorian. Here in New Zealand we could use any of our modernist styles, Queen-Anne Victorian, our own weatherboard, brick or stucco takes on the Arts and Crafts movement, or anything else that appeals to us for that matter.

just like in the movies - and it really works!
James Carr - October 2011