Renew Our City (ROC)™
Public Talks, click links below to view presentations
May 2012 : Friends of the Art Gallery & WEA Talk
September 10, 2011 : SCAPE Panel Discussion, The City as Memory
August 24, 2011 : River of Life, Otakaro Avon River Potential
July 1-3rd, 2011 : 48 Hour Challenge, Team NZ Wood
June 30, 2011: Vibrant Stayers, Bird's Eye View Forum
June 21, 2011: Let's ROC (Renew Our City), NZILA Workshop
June 16, 2011 : Respectful, Green & Funky Central City, ICON Community Meeting
April 20, 2011 : Land the Primary Determinant, Green Party's Public Forum
Renewed & resilient garden city responding to natural & cultural land patterning:
- Natural corridors forming substantial greenways along at risk waterway lands, providing pedestrian & cycle movement, recreation, ecosystem services and natural processes.
- River parkland corridor connecting Hagley Park to the coast.
- ‘Daylight’ and naturalise some former tributaries and wetlands.
- Avoiding structures encroaching on waterway systems. Minimising vehicle encroachment along waterways.
- Keeping the heritage grid, its north-south view-shafts to the Port Hills & mountains; but baffle the easterly in the east-west ones - greened corridors.
- Building mixed-use, low-rise (tree height) buildings with well-vegetated sites and surfaces, incl green roofs, and minimising piped runoff through site management.
- Buildings have friendly and elegant facades and uses adjoining public spaces.
- Reduced CBD, responding to natural & cultural cues, green-belted and separated from legible villages beyond.
Read suggestions from:
Arthur Williamson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Solar Power Expert
Robert Watts, Waterways Engineer
Robin Schulz, Developer
Jasper van der Lingen, NZ Institute of Architects
Dr Andy Buchanan, Professor of Timber Design, College of Engineering, University of Canterbury
Dr Chris Kissling, Professor of Transport Studies, Lincoln University
Dr Catherine Knight, Japanologist & Environmental Researcher
- "Christchurch: a city haunted by its environmental past?"
- "Environmental history of the future: could Christchurch become our “Greenest City”?"