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.

Building resilience into the Christchurch sewer system

The most costly disruptions always happen when something we take for grante...

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CERA’s Horizontal Infrastructure Programme: Financial management and guidelines for future recovery practitioners

The horizontal infrastructure rebuild was one of the most risk-prone recove...

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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This...

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Building resilience into the Christchurch sewer system

The most costly disruptions always happen when something we take for granted stops working. Rebuilding Christchurch's sewers involves balancing the demands of time and money against future-proofing th...

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CERA’s Horizontal Infrastructure Programme: Financial management and guidelines for future recovery practitioners

The horizontal infrastructure rebuild was one of the most risk-prone recovery programmes in the Christchurch recovery effort. The following guidelines, which can be read alongside Disaster recovery: G...

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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This supported the vision for rebuilding Christchurch’s central city as more compact, green and accessible.  Anchor Projects r...

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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