Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

On 30 July, 2012, Prime Minister John Key launched the Central City Recovery Plan - the Blueprint. Two years to the day, Freerange Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch.

Once in Lifetime offers the first substantial critique of the Government’s recovery plan, presents alternative approaches to city-building and archives a vital and extraordinary time.

The book will be launched on 31 August, at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers festival.

Once in a Lifetime brings together a range of national and international voices in 55 written essays, and also presents 39 visual essays that document community, business and government responses to Christchurch’s recovery. It features a foreword by Helen Clark and contributions from journalists, economists, designers, academics, politicians, artists, publicans and more.

Two events are planned for the book’s launch on the 31st as part of the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.

First off, join four of the book’s contributors - Raf Manji, Rebecca Macfie, Dr Suzanne Vallance and Natalie Jones - in a panel discussion with one of the editors, Barnaby Bennett, as they consider a range of questions relating to Christchurch’s recovery. What has been achieved? What could be done better? And, most important, are we creating the sort of city that was envisioned after the quakes? 4pm at the Rydges Savoy West, Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square.

And finally, join the authors, contributors and friends at the official launch of the book from 6pm on 31 August, at the Physics Room, above C1 Espresso, 209 Tuam St.


www.projectfreerange.com
www.onceinalifetime.org.nz
Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch
Edited by Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson and Ryan Reynolds
Freerange Press, August 2014
512 pages, full colour.
Includes photos, maps and index.
55 written essays, 39 visual essays
RRP $45
ISBN: 978-0-473-28940-9

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news