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Engaging in the Re-Build: Seismics and the City 2013

Engaging in the Re-Build: Seismics and the City 2013


CHRISTCHURCH, 7 March 2013 – The second annual Seismics and the City forum will be held in Christchurch later this month to provide an opportunity for organisations to engage in the rebuild process.

The theme for 2013 is When a City Rises. The strands are Looking Forward, Designing the Future, Clearing the Decks and Laying the Foundations. Leaders from the public and private sectors will weave these into an exciting big picture of the rebuilding of Christchurch which will stimulate collaborative action.

The one day forum will be held on Thursday 21 March in Christchurch at the Addington Events Centre, followed by optional Urban Safari tours on Friday morning 22 March.

“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.

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.

Fast moving plenary sessions provide timely information and insights as recovery momentum builds. Open forums offer opportunities for participants to voice issues, obstacles and solutions and share new thinking. Optional city and workplace visits give first hand experiences of a city which is a laboratory of change and provide insights into the city’s innovative response to one of New Zealand’s worst natural disasters. A social event at the conclusion of the forum will give registrants the opportunity for high level networking.
Sponsors and supporters include GNS Science, Canterbury Development Corporation, Orion, Canterbury District Health Board, Vero Insurance, Wynn Williams Lawyers, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, NZ Institute of Management, The Press and the University of Canterbury.

Aimed at representatives from public and private sector organisations, there are also a limited number of special rate registrations available for representatives of schools and community organisations and interested individuals. For more information see www.smartnet.co.nz

ENDS


LINKS:
View the overview http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/seismicsandthecity2013/overview.htm
View the programme http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/seismicsandthecity2013/programme.htm
View the contributors http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/other/seismicsandthecity2013/contributors.htm


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