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.

The Forward Works Viewer

The Forward Works Viewer gives recovery agencies and public and private sec...

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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 Significant Buildings Unit

Immediately after the February earthquake, Civil Defence established a Crit...

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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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Watermark

Watermark was the first of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA...

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The Forward Works Viewer

The Forward Works Viewer gives recovery agencies and public and private sector users a shared online view of horizontal infrastructure repair and built environment construction plans and activities, h...

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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 Significant Buildings Unit

Immediately after the February earthquake, Civil Defence established a Critical Buildings Unit that was responsible for badly damaged, large buildings in the city. This team became the Significant Bui...

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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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Watermark

Watermark was the first of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) Anchor Projects to be developed for the Christchurch rebuild.   The project was intended to demonstrate the options and po...

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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