All sorts of people are popping up with ideas about the “new” Christchurch. Some are local, some are national and some are international commentators. As a resident and citizen of Christchurch you might still be in the stunned mullet stage of coming to grips with the new normal. But if you are already thinking about what you want to see happen in your city there are a number of places where you can share ideas.
One of the casualties of the quake was the Before After lecture series and display at the Christchurch Art Gallery but still has some interesting ideas and comments.
- Greening the Rubble got underway after the September quake and are also on facebook.
- In 2009, Danish urban designer Jan Gehl undertook a Public Space Public Life Study of Central Christchurch for the Christchurch City Council.
- Well known New Zealand architect Ian Athfield has been involved in planning ideas for central city revitalisation since before the quakes and post quake has caused some controversy.
If you want to do some reading check out our Urban Design resources. If you are thinking about what kind of houses we might build then I think Kevin McCloud’s 43 principles of home is a great place to start.