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.

Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s a...

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

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

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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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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s approach to heritage buildings after the earthquakes. It includes the development of the Heritage Buildings and Places Recover...

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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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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 chroni...

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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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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