Plastics and the Environment

What lessons can we take from Christchurch in urban recovery and how will it help for the future?

Cities need to rethink their transport systems to boost social well-being. Image: Unsplash/ Brayden Gray

Kelly Dombroski

Associate Professor in Geography, Massey University

Amanda Yates

Associate Professor in Regenerative System Change, Auckland University of Technology


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The Commons is now a regular space for markets and events. Image: The Conversation.
The Dance-o-Mat by Gap Filler is now a regular Christchurch dance spot. Image: The Conversation.

The East x East learn-to-ride track offers a safe space to practice cycling on car-free red-zone roads. Image: The Conversation.
The food trucks on The Commons provided a way to eat out in the central city for some years after the earthquakes. Image: The Conversation.

RAD bikes helps people to recycle a dunger with volunteer-run workshops aimed at teaching bike maintenance. Image: The Conversation.

Volunteers at Cultivate Urban Farm shovel donated bark chips to be used in composting. Image: The Conversation.
Common Ground in the seaside suburb of New Brighton provides a community gathering space. Image: The Conversation.

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