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dc.contributor.authorChang-Richards, (Alice) Yan
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorSeville, Erica
dc.contributor.authorBrunsdon, David
dc.contributor.authorPotangaroa, Regan
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand is prone to significant natural hazards. Past experience in New Zealand has demonstrated an ability to cope with small-scale natural disasters; but the recent Canterbury earthquake sequence, in particularly, the September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, has tested the nation’s capability of tackling a large-scale event. This article looks at the long-term reconstruction process following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. It identifies the organisations, institutions and critical decisions that likely govern and drive community recovery. The disaster and its impacts in Christchurch have created challenges and issues that distinguish its recovery from others. Liquefaction-related land zoning, insurance, and recovery planning for Central Christchurch dictate different approaches to reconstruction of housing, infrastructure, and commercial buildings. Institutional and technological innovations, such as alliance-like project management, emerging agencies for managing the recovery, and a new seismic design for building foundations, all feature in the post-earthquake recovery practice. Current reconstruction in Christchurch provides a laboratory showing how the distinctive governance structure affects the systems of community recovery. The lessons learned from this event provide insights which can improve the design of recovery planning in New Zealand, and beyond.en_NZ
dc.publisheri-Rec 6th International Conferenceen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectCanterbury earthquake sequenceen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity recoveryen_NZ
dc.titleLong-term reconstruction in Christchurch : learning from its governance structureen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationYan Chang-Richards, A., Wilkinson , S., Seville, E., Brunsdon, D., and Potangaroa, R. (2013). Long-term reconstruction in Christchurch: Learning from its governance structure. Duyne J(Ed.), 6th International i-Rec Conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reductionen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Canterburyen_NZ
unitec.institutionKestrel Groupen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titlei-Rec 6th International conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction. Ascona, Switzerlanden_NZ
unitec.conference.titlei-Rec 6th International conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstructionen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Souther Switzerland (SUPSI)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAscona, Switzerlanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Canterburyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationKestrel Group Ltd (N.Z.)en_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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