Earthquake response #1: enquiry, research, design and community projects, responding to the Canterbury earthquakes from September 2010
The September and February earthquakes were terrifying and devastating. In February, 185 people were killed (this number excludes post earthquake related deaths) and several thousand injured. Damage to infrastructure above and below ground in and around Christchurch was widespread and it will take many years and billions of dollars to rebuild. The ongoing effects of the big quakes and aftershocks are numerous, with the deepest impact being on those who lost family and friends, their livelihoods and homes. What did Cantabrians do during the days, weeks and months of uncertainty and how have we responded? Many grieved, some left, some stayed, some arrived, many shovelled (liquefaction left thousands of tons of silt to be removed from homes and streets), and some used their expertise or knowledge to help in the recovery.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsCanterbury earthquakes; Christchurch; cityscape; urban design; city redevelopment; landscape architecture
Fields of Research120107 Landscape Architecture; 120501 Community Planning; 120507 Urban Analysis and Development; 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
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