Built Environment

The built environment includes buildings, housing, infrastructure and recreational facilities. These are critical to the health and wellbeing of communities. Here is what we have to share.

CERA’s horizontal infrastructure programme: An introductory overview

Greater Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure (freshwater, stormwater...

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Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demol...

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christch...

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CERA’s horizontal infrastructure programme: An introductory overview

Greater Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure (freshwater, stormwater and wastewater pipes, and roading assets) suffered significant damage after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. This document...

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Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demolition work in the central business district red zone, residential red zone and Port Hills red zone. Identifying unstable buil...

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) was responsible for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city.This narrative chronic...

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We sat down with people who gained a lot of experience from working in recovery and together we identified five common themes. These themes help us understand the learning from the Canterbury recovery.

Themes