Heritage - Dr Christine WhybreHeritage - Dr Christine Whybrew from Heritage New Zealand
We ask Dr Christine Whybrew from Heritage New Zealand why we should think about the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor's heritage as we plan for the future? She also shares some of Avonside's history and discusses how our knowledge of an area's heritage could help shape plans for its future use.
Geotechnical backgrounder - RoGeotechnical backgrounder - Rob Kerr
What are the geotechnical conditions of the land in the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor? How might the area’s geotechnical conditions shape future opportunities? These are the two main questions General Manager Rob Kerr explores in this video.
Lorraine Guthrie of the Barrier Free Trust talks about what accessibility is and why is it important to think about accessibility when you are thinking about how the river and surrounding land might be used in future. She shares how the Margaret Mahy playground successfully considered accessibility. Lorraine also talks about aspects of accessibility people with ideas for the red zone and Regenerate Christchurch might need to think about when planning.
Independent ecologist Shelley McMurtrie talks about the aquatic ecology of the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor, including:
• What is aquatic ecology and why is it important to think about aquatic ecology when you are thinking about how the river and surrounding land might be used in future?
• What specifically might people with ideas for the red zone or Regenerate Christchurch need to think about when planning?
• We are looking to the future, but is there anything in the here and now that people who care about the Ōtākaro Avon River and aquatic ecology can do day-to-day to help?
Sue Ramsay - Crime prevention Sue Ramsay - Crime prevention through environmental design
Christchurch City Council's Sue Ramsey talks about crime prevention through environmental design, including:
• What is crime prevention through environmental design?
• Why is it important when planning new spaces?
• How might it apply to the future use of the red zone, what might people with ideas or Regenerate Christchurch need to think about?