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.

Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and c...

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Final report of the Independent Hearings Panel for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan

The Independent Hearings Panel was appointed to hear submissions and make d...

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canter...

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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christ...

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Lifelines: Lessons from Natural Hazards in Canterbury

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and the Canterbury Life...

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Report on the Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Mayor of Christchurch City Council

The Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group (HIGG) report was prepared f...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquef...

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Resilience lessons: Orion's 2010 and 2011 earthquake experience

Kestrel Group was commissioned to carry out an independent assessment of Or...

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from...

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The Residential Advisory Service: Collaborative governance after a New Zealand disaster

The report presents the findings of a six-month case study of the collabora...

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The Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch

This report is about the substantial range of risk reduction and readiness...

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Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and complex contracts in the Canterbury rebuild to rebuild the roads and underground water, wastewater, and stormwater pipes in Ch...

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Final report of the Independent Hearings Panel for the Christchurch Replacement District Plan

The Independent Hearings Panel was appointed to hear submissions and make decisions on the Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan, to facilitate the recovery and development of Christchurch....

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Christchurch City Council were managing the rebuild...

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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. Since then, central and local government have been leading a programme of recovery that inc...

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Lifelines: Lessons from Natural Hazards in Canterbury

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and the Canterbury Lifeline Utilities Group have collaborated to assemble documented infrastructure-related learnings from the recent Canterbury ear...

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Report on the Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Mayor of Christchurch City Council

The Horizontal Infrastructure Governance Group (HIGG) report was prepared for the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Christchurch City Council, as a part of the completion o...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquefaction. In some areas this resulted in consequential land and building damage.     The Ground Improvement Programme is an...

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Resilience lessons: Orion's 2010 and 2011 earthquake experience

Kestrel Group was commissioned to carry out an independent assessment of Orion’s responses to the Canterbury earthquakes, including the performance of Orion’s infrastructure and systems, and refle...

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes from leaders involved in Canterbury’s recovery and rebuild. The report was used to highlight key...

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The Residential Advisory Service: Collaborative governance after a New Zealand disaster

The report presents the findings of a six-month case study of the collaborative governance of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS).   Drawing on documentary evidence, expert perspectives and exper...

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The Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch

This report is about the substantial range of risk reduction and readiness steps taken by lifeline utilities in Christchurch over recent years to reduce the impact of earthquakes. The work leading to...

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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