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12.51pm - 22 FEBRUARY 2011

Effective centre-based planning post disaster Nicola Albiston, City of Bunbury Formerly with Urbanismplus Ltd, New Zealand


12.51pm - 22 FEBRUARY 2011 6.3 MAGNITUDE, 185 DECEASED , 2,000 INJURED, 164 SERIOUSLY, 900+ CBD BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED


Christchurch Cathedral Christchurch Cathedral

Before

Source: Google and GeoEye

after


Latimer Square

Before

Source: Google and GeoEye

after


Colombo Street

Before

Source: Google and GeoEye

after


NOVEMBER 2012

Image: Facing east towards Cathedral Square, November 2012 (Source: nbr.co.nz)


150 centres, 64 affected, 6 seriously


Baseline analysis of each centre

Criteria:  Extent of damage.  Area served.  Community well-being.  Impact small businesses.  Availability of alternative services.  Existing planning that could enable a quick start.


Two demonstration master plans  Actions for shorter term rebuild and recovery e.g. how do we urgently help businesses in distress; fast tracking; financial support etc.  Longer term vision – what would be a good plan anyway? e.g. safety; uses; transport; quality of streets and parks; linkages etc.


“Our success will not be measured by the kilometers of pipe and road that we replace, but by how the people come through this.� - Jim Palmer, CEO Waimakariri District Council


Key learnings  Develop processes for risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery.  Understand the organisational structure.  Be community-inclusive & action-focussed.  Offer immediate/temporary support.  Have a medium-term and long-term vision.  Prepare adaptable plans.


How well do you know your city or town? Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2006)

Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Universal principles

 Connect with the people who matter.  Target the issues that matter most.  Apply evidence-based practices.  Combine creative and analytical processes.  Focus on a deliverable, sequenced action plan.


Connect with the people who matter Focus groups:  Elected representatives  Property owners  Retailers / businesses  Social / environment

Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Six emotional phases of recovery:

Source: Google Images, 2013


What the community asked for in Lyttelton:

Source: CCC


Anchored around a four day design workshop:  Community Board / Ward Councillors  Christchurch City Council – – – – –

Strategy & Planning City Environment Regulatory Services Capital Programme Community Services

 Consultants – – – –

      

Urban Design Commercial property Landscape Architects Engineering

New Zealand Transport Agency Environment Canterbury CERA Recover Canterbury District Health Board NZ Historic Places Trust Tangata Whenua


Target the issues that matter the most Immediate or temporary support measures:  Orders in Council: Temporary Business/Residential Accommodation - In place till 2016  Recover Canterbury: Business Support - Case Managers and limited funding in place  Christchurch City Council Case Managers - Single point of contact for liaison with Council services - Urban design guidance  Business Associations - Information exchange - Resourcing yet to be identified  Incentives - Heritage Building Fund  External Funding - ASB $250m Investment Programme - Trust funds/Benefactors  Using empty ground for temporary landscapes - Gap Filler and Greening the Rubble - In place, requires additional resourcing


Pallet pavilion, Gap Filler (2012/13)

Gap Golf, Gap Filler

63 Worcester Bld, Gap Filler


Lending support to grassroot community initiatives:  Community garden: local production & food security.  Farmers market: business as usual, bringing visitors and spending in the local economy.  Time bank: trading skills in a community using time, not money. Members are given credits for the work they complete and can ‘buy’ someone else’s time to get the service they been. Image: Jennie Hamilton, 2 April 2013


Apply evidenced-based practices


Site concept – former ‘Ground’ site

Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Embracing unique post-disaster development opportunities:

Image: stuff.co.nz

Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Focus on a deliverable, sequenced action plan 11

CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE For example case managers, Business Associations COLLABORATIVE

22

Task forces to co-ordinate, use of CERA powers, Heads of Agreement, partnerships

33

CAPITAL WORKS Construction of buildings, infrastructure or public space redesign

44

INVESTIGATIONS For example parking, wifi in public spaces

55

66

REGULATORY TOOLS For example Planning Scheme rule and design guidance amendments FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Assistance to identify funding sources and contributions Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


Implementation progress: ďƒ Strategy adopted and 22 out of 31 actions budgeted ďƒ  New public square funded ($2.8 million) 2013

Source: Urbanismplus Ltd


NOT THE END  Develop processes for risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery.  Understand the organisational structure.  Be community-inclusive & action-focussed.  Offer immediate/temporary support.  Have a medium-term and longterm vision.  Prepare adaptable plans.

Nicola Albiston nalbiston@bunbury.wa.gov.au www.urbanismplus.com

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