Getting seismic in the city

seismic and the city christchurch march 2013The second annual Seismics and the City forum will be held in Christchurch later this month, bringing together private and public sector representatives and giving organisations a chance to engage in the rebuild process.

The theme: When a City Rises, with strands for Looking Forward, Designing the Future, Clearing the Decks and Laying the Foundations. 

It will be followed by optional Urban Safari tours the next morning.

Open forums will offer opportunities for participants to voice issues, obstacles and solutions and share new thinking. Optional city and workplace visits give first hand experiences of the city and how it has responded.

Forum speakers include Peter Townsend, CECC; Roger Sutton, CERA; Sir Mark Solomon, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu; Tom Hooper, CDC; Joanna Norris, The Press; Rob Jamieson, Orion; Carolyn Gulley, CDHB; Dr Kelvin Berryman, GNS Science; Prof Jay M. Feinman, US author of Delay Deny Defend; Tim Grafton, NZ Insurance Council; Sarah Miles, Author and Lawyer; Katherine Smith Dedrick, Risk World Wide;  Emily Walton, Wynn Williams;  Dr Ann Brower, Lincoln University; Craig Richardson,  Wynyard Group; Prof. Hirini Mahunga, Lincoln University; Jasper van der Lingen, Sheppard & Rout Architects Ltd; Nicole Lauenstein, Urban designer; Michael Gorman, Christchurch City Missioner; Helina Stil, Nikau Contracting; Dr Katie Pickles, UC; and David MacDonald, Executive Member, Property Council New Zealand - South Island Branch.
“As Christchurch shifts into rebuild mode after the destructive series of earthquakes, the one day forum will provide information, insights and inspiration plus opportunities for feedback and new ideas to help shape the future of a smarter and more vibrant city,” says forum convenor Lyall Lukey from SmartNet.

When: March 21

Where: Addington Events Centre, Christchurch

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