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Rydges Latimer, Christchurch




Lyall Lukey, Convener



Prof. Maan Alkaisi, Principal Investigator, MacDiarmid Institute 

The trajectory of post disaster recovery and regeneration
i.  Learning from other cities
What does regeneration look like and how long does it take? A look at what we can learn about regeneration from other cities that have experienced disasters. An exploration of the innovation needed to fulfil the recovery vision, as well as the value of collaboration in the next five years.

Dr Laurie Johnson, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, USA

   ii.  The social dimension
A consideration of social regeneration and what that means for Canterbury moving forward plus current recovery trajectories and ways of measuring progress.
 Prof. David Johnston, Senior Scientist, GNS


A City on the Move: Collaboration and Regeneration
“…Christchurch is now moving rapidly from the recovery phase into a regeneration stage with  Central and Local Government working with the wider community, including the business community to ensure we get optimal outcomes for greater Christchurch…” CECC

Looking Back: Remembering and Learning
What are the milestones?  What are the millstones? What have we learnt? What have we applied?-
Looking Forward: Visioning and Building
What do we aspire to? What are the roadblocks? What is the way forward?

Hon. Nicky Wagner, Assoc. Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch
Peter Townsend, CEO, CECC
André  Lovatt, Chair, Regenerate Christchurch
Hugh Cowan, General Manager of Reinsurance, Research & Education, EQC
Antony Gough, Developer



 The Role of the Fourth Estate in the post-quake era.

Amanda Cropp, Christchurch Business Bureau Chief, Fairfax Media


 Shaping young minds – Mental Health Issues and Solutions

 Toni Gutschlag, GM, Mental Health Services, CDHB


 Articulating the issues of earthquake affected citizens.
How CanCERN actively participated in the recovery by finding and implementing solutions through cross-sector relationship building.

Leanne Curtis, Spokesperson, Breakthrough Services

  Shaping Christchurch and Canterbury


 Factors shaping the industrial and commercial evolution of Greater Christchurch

Justin Kean, Director Research & Consulting, JLL


 Transport Roles in helping shape Canterbury’s Post Earthquakes Future.
The necessity for embracing integrated transportation solutions to meet emerging societal needs.

Prof. Chris Kissling,
Fellow of The Chartered Institute
of Logistics and Transport


 Sacred Cows v The Clobbering Machine?
Urban/rural interdependence, science and innovation in Canterbury.

Dr William Rolleston, President, NZ Federated Farmers


 Networking coffee break


 Breakout Sessions: REGENERATION

1.  Engaging: Generating Community Input and Feedback
“…Regenerate Christchurch must and will engage with the community around what will be done.” André Lovatt, Chair, Regenerate Christchurch

Learning from the past by tapping the wisdom of communities and applying the lessons to the future as we shape  the new city.

Brendon Burns, Brendon Burns & Associates

Case Studies:
Leanne Curtis, Breakthrough Services
Evan Smith, Programme Manager, Eastern Vision
André LovattCEO, The Arts Centre


2. Knowledge Sharing: Understanding more about the evolving shape of Greater Christchurch
Property, transport and business insights and issues and the question of the optimum market/planning balance.

Facilitator: Birgit Maier, Birgit Maier Consultancy Ltd

Justin Kean, Director Research and Consulting, JLL  
Prof. Chris Kissling,
Fellow of The Chartered Institute
of Logistics and Transport
Bruce Griffiths, Owner, Cooking with Gas
Samson Samasoni, Partner, SenateSHJ



 Networking lunch break



 Reinventing the organisation
How my organisation has done things differently after the earthquakes as a response to the new needs of the city and region and how it is taking the opportunity to
re-examine and reinvent itself.

Kay Giles, Chief Executive, CPIT Aoraki


 Deciphering employment trends in post-quakes Canterbury and tapping top talent in the pursuit of innovation.
Highlighting employment opportunities that have emerged as a result of the rebuild and uncovering trends that will endure over the long term.

Leanne Crozier, Director, Decipher Group Ltd


 Engineering regeneration, collaboration and innovation
Applying some seismic lessons learnt to saving several heritage gems and collaborating on the Christchurch Art Gallery Base Isolation retrofit project.

Grant Wilkinson, Senior Structural Engineer, Ruamoko Solutions


 Working together strengthens understanding
Hear how EQC led a collaborative research project in Canterbury that involved diverse stakeholders from government, council officials and insurers to homeowners, and why collaboration means that Canterbury’s geotechnical data is now helping to inform research locally, nationally and around the world.

Hugh Cowan, General Manager of Reinsurance, Research & Education, EQC


 Smart City/ Choice City
“We want to get to the point where people can get amazing information in real-time that helps them make choices about where to swim or what road to take,” Vicki Buck, Deputy Mayor of Christchurch

Real time information and feedback via the Internet of Things.
The CCC is now part of Land Information New Zealand’s (Linz) Smart City coalition which aims to test the value of smart city concepts through a series of projects in Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington.

Haydn Read, Programme Director, Smart City Coalition, LINZ


 Networking break


 “Anchors aweigh?”
A review and preview of the development of the city’s anchor projects once the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is disbanded in April.


Ross Butler, Chairman of  Otakaro Limited


 Open Forum

i. Anchor Projects
ii. Thinking inside The Square
iii. City Character/City Image
iv. Canterbury Perspectives

Brendon Burns, Brendon Burns & Associates


Networking hour  – drinks and nibbles