Rebuilding Christchurch – Your voice

book coverAll 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.

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.

9 thoughts on “Rebuilding Christchurch – Your voice

  1. Marion 31 March 2011 / 8:50 am

    Thanks for this heads up – it is a great site attracting lots of positive comments. This kind of imaginative idea is what we need.

  2. onederccl 31 March 2011 / 5:55 pm

    I really want to see a community garden built using the plants left standing from the homes that have been demolished. Instead of writing the species names on the plaques, I think they should show the address of the house where each plant came from, as a memorial.
    Gives a new meaning to “community” garden, huh?

  3. Marion 1 April 2011 / 9:08 am

    I love that idea onder, there will be treasures in the most surprising gardens. I’m also thinking about what windblown seeds will colonise some of the vacant sites around.

    • onederccl 1 April 2011 / 5:19 pm

      Yes! We should just let the central city become a meadow of wild flowers 😉

  4. Angela 10 September 2011 / 3:39 pm

    i would love to see Christchurch looking more green, fresh, vibrant and attractively modern. perhaps the churches could be made from wood- as this is a safer material, than stone. an inspirational style of church is the “stave” churches of Norway- we could add our own kiwi flair, to put our own stamp on it, also mix it in with some nice modern style. we definitely need more grassy areas, more parks-for people to relax, more water features (fountains etc..) and more tourist attractions. keep it green!

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