Identifying the Barriers to Building Back Better: A Case Study of Christchurch, New Zealand

Matthewman, Steve, Byrd, Hugh and Uekusa, Shinya (2019) Identifying the Barriers to Building Back Better: A Case Study of Christchurch, New Zealand. In: 44th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, 14-18 July, Broomfield, Colorado, US.

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Abstract

We can’t agree on what constitutes “better”

Unintended consequences: doing good might be doing bad

Many want to build back the same (ChristChurchCathedral)

Rebuild mandates (e.g. PPPs) and insurance payments reinforced this (“like for like” replacements)

Capital flight/lack of capital

That other city problem: Auckland

Governance structures: “confusopoly” & the “tragedy of the anti-commons”, alphabet agencies

CBD already in decline (BBB = Baptist churches, brothels & band practice rooms)

New environmental challenges: sinking city, rising sea, drinking water contamination

Keywords:Christchurch, earthquake, rebuilding
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K440 Urban studies
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:36924
Deposited On:06 Sep 2019 08:49

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