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VIBRANT STAYER

Di Lucas, Landscape Architect


Dry Plains

Wet Plains

Coastal

Port Hills

Source: Lucas Associates 1995


Shorelines in the last 9,000 years

Source: The Estuary Where Our Rivers Meet the Sea Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote Estuary & Brooklands Lagoon, p. 4


Courthouse Riverbank Dune 1852


Underlying Ecosystems Avon River - Hagley Park to the sea

South Pacific Ocean Hagley Park


Source: Lucas Associates


Christchurch Convention Centre

Totara stumps 1m metre below ground Source: Lucas Associates


Source: Lucas Associates


Greatest Health for the Greatest Number 1850 Map A park greenbelt was to: •Improve the environment for the working class •Separate urban and rural •Control city expansion

•Guard against & protect the natives •Transplant the British landscape


1850 Map of Christchurch Central City overlain on post-February quake aerial


WAT E R WAY E N H A N C E M E N T

LEVEE

Source: Lucas Associates


Fitzgerald Avenue-Avon River

Source: TV3 News, NZ Raw


Halswell River levees ripped after the February earthquake


Central City Waterways as at 1850 & in 2000

Source: Christchurch City Council 1999


Source: Lucas Associates


D R A F T

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C e n t r a l

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C i t y

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March 2011


Flood Management Area in City Plan January 30, 2011 Avon River Blue-Greenway Pedestrian Corridor & Cycleway Potential


DRAFT LIDAR, use with care overlain with Flood Management Areas

March 2011


‘It’s not our intention that it [red zone] will become a park’ -Gerry Brownlee

Nelson Mail June 25, 2011


Flood Management Areas

Adopted January 31, 2011 by Christchurch City Council Flood Management Areas overlain (green) with ‘red zone’ designated areas (red)


Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia


Source: Lucas Associates


Ecosystems


Poplar trees along the Avon River from Manchester Street


Source: Lucas Associates


Commendable works

Source: Christchurch City Council 1999


Source: Christchurch City Council


Day-lighted stream corner of Barbados & Salisbury Streets


Day-lighted waterway through central Seoul BEFORE

AFTER

Source: maximizingprogress.org


waitangi park, wellington

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green


waitangi park, wellington

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green


The Meridian Building in Kumutoto precinct, Wellington

green buildings

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green


‘Earthsong’ Ecovillage in Ranui, Waitakere

Images: A Deeper Shade of Green Edited by Johann Bernhardt

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green


Food cultivation

Solar panels within a green roof Rain garden

Green Wall Bioretention strips or stormwater planters

Green roof Rain garden Permeable paving Small trees

Medium to large trees Footpath

Green Building Model Source: Lucas Associates


solar city

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green


A permanent canopy st ruct ure, Wait omo

Source: Architecture NZ Magazine 2011


‘Marokapara’ Green Roof (built 1998) example of a ‘green roof’ in the city increasing local biodiversity while reducing water runoff

Wall greened with native climber


Rain Gardens

Source: A Deeper Shade of Green, p99


A consequence of urban sprawl

A Deeper Shade of Green Edited by Johann Bernhardt


Lucas Associates 1995


STUFF THE GRID! The draughty eastwest channels, that is, plant them up. Bisect & intersect the grid to create f r i e n d l y, g r e e n l a n e spaces.


Alternative Transport Options community buses & zero emission public transport

cycle hire

Images from http://londoncyclechic.blogspot.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/09/weve-posted-ple.html.


www.lucas-associates.co.nz


Birds Eye View Presentation