chapter  11
A city that works: Employment patterns and urban ecosystem service requirements in Greater Christchurch, New Zealand
ByNew Zealand NIGEL JOLLANDS, NANCY GOLUBIEWSKI AND GARRY MCDONALD
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The early inhabitants of Christchurch, New Zealand, would hardly recognise Christchurch City today. The large forests of matai and totara trees that once grew along the coast are gone, and the partially forested Canterbury Plains are largely treeless. In the past 150 years, the Christchurch area has evolved into a bustling urban environment of some 360,000 people covering an area of 143,000 ha.