Christchurch Central City

Christchurch Central City is the geographical centre of Christchurch. It is defined as the area within the four avenues (Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue) and so includes the densely built up central city, some less dense surrounding areas of residential, educational and industrial usage, and green space including Hagley Park, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

 

Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping...

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The Significant Buildings Unit

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

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The Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagem...

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SCIRT Learning Legacy project

The SCIRT Learning Legacy project began part way through the SCIRT programm...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 3

In this interview excerpt, Development Director John O’Hagan describes wi...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 2

In this interview excerpt, CCDU Principal Advisor Andrew Bowman talks about...

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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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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of...

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Guidelines for a cordon

Implementing a cordon after a natural disaster is a challenging and critica...

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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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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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Cordon access: An overview

Following the February 2011 earthquake, a cordon closed off most of Christc...

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Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping the Christchurch central business district after the devastating earthquake sequence of 2010/11.

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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 Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagement strategy to reconnect the children of Canterbury with Christchurch’s central city. A series of competitions was develop...

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SCIRT Learning Legacy project

The SCIRT Learning Legacy project began part way through the SCIRT programme to capture, document and share SCIRT learnings and innovations. It aims to make freely available the resources and tools to...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 3

In this interview excerpt, Development Director John O’Hagan describes witnessing the damage caused by the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 2

In this interview excerpt, CCDU Principal Advisor Andrew Bowman talks about the consortium which came together to deliver the blueprint for Christchurch’s central city in 100 days.

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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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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. This case study describes the engagement process including a call for ideas, engagement w...

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Guidelines for a cordon

Implementing a cordon after a natural disaster is a challenging and critical task which requires careful planning and coordination. The attached guidelines were compiled by the team who managed the CE...

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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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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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Cordon access: An overview

Following the February 2011 earthquake, a cordon closed off most of Christchurch’s central city. A monitored pass system was implemented by CERA to provide limited, safe access to business owners, t...

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