Focusing on the future

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The Recovery Strategy Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network is a network of Residents Association and Community Group representatives from the earthquake-affected neighbourhoods of Canterbury.  They aim for full community engagement in recovery processes and to work in partnership with recovery agencies.  They advocate for: strong strategic leadership; effective two way communication and information flow; healed and healthy communities; revitalised small and medium business; and a legacy we can be proud of.  BECOME YOUR STREET REP.  Email your interest @ This website is for you: to propose ideas, to discuss them, to identify the best ones and to coalesce the redevelopment effort around  our grandest visions for what our city can be. builds online public space in the heart of real democracy and community. Their mission is to harness the power of online tools to support participation in public life, strengthen communities, and build democracy. Rebuild Christchurch: Our city is hurting, its broken and suffering. We all need to work together as a community to rebuild. Let it begin here.  A variety of inspirational speakers from around the globe, including the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand shared their experiences relating to redeveloping cities and communities, in particular those which have been subjected to devastation – natural and human.


Phil Benoit has worked his magic and the first 8 videos from TEDxEQChCh are now  online. Feel free to share James Lunday, Art Agnos, Grant Schofield, and  more with your friends and loved ones around the world!


See what the experts had to say at the Community Expo held on May 14-15. Learn more, get inspired, hear different points of view… and let us know what you think!

Do you have an idea on how to rebuilt the city? Here is an opportunity to express it:

Resilient Futures: Supporting Recovery in Greater Christchurch conference @ Lincoln University on April 18th 2011.  Powerpoint slides and audio files for the main speakers are available on Documents related to the recovery and reconstruction of other cities after natural disasters.  Addicted to Growth – Post Carbon Institute Clip


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