|Transitional community-initiated open spaces in Christchurch: a driver for post-disaster urban recovery?
||The aim of the project is to examine the defining characteristics and qualities of post-earthquake transitional community-initiated open spaces (CIOS) in Christchurch, to analyse the social networks that initiate and support these spaces, and to evaluate the tangible and intangible benefits of CIOS with a focus on what they actually deliver rather than what they symbolise for post-disaster recovery in Christchurch.|
||Andreas Wesener, Roy Montgomery, Gary Steel |
||Critics warn that, despite their benign connotations, terms like ‘urban sustainability’ and ‘urban resilience’ have been reduced to expert-driven, technocratic exercises that privilege a narrow set of interests and epistemologies, and direct attention away from important socio-ecological issues. This Marsden Fast Start project explores three alternative ‘community-led’ approaches to urban planning, and assesses their implications for more formal planning frameworks and processes. |
||Staff involved: Suzanne Vallance [Ann Dupuis (Massey University), David Thorns (Canterbury University)], Sally Carlton, Ryan Reynolds, Sarah Edwards|
||Constrained land-supply through ‘over-regulation’ is often blamed for rising house prices. This project looks at whether land supply constraints are the best predictor of unaffordable housing or whether other factors – such as weak inclusionary zoning policies, reduced direct provision of public housing, a lack of third sector housing providers, or (ironically) good planning practices that makes places better, safer and healthier - may be better predictors. |
||Staff involved: Suzanne Vallance, Natalie Murdoch, Lin Roberts|
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