What are the long term prospects for the city?
Following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was established to coordinate the ongoing recovery efforts. One of their key roles now is to look to the future and coordinate redevelopment and reinvestment in Christchurch.
This video offers a short introduction to the future redevelopment of the central areas of the city.
The video is also available on YouTube.
Although still coming to terms with the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and the ongoing seismic hazard, Christchurch has a unique opportunity to start again with a blank canvas in the heart of the city and design a city that meets the needs of a 21st Century population.
Using information from the video clip, and with reference to the land use map, identify the anchor projects that will form the heart of the city.
To what extent do you think the proposed developments will meet the needs of a 21st Century population? What are the main strengths of the plans?
One of the aims of the planners was to create an integrated city, what is meant by this term? Do you think this will be achieved in Christchurch?