Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Posted 17 Jul 2015 by PRNews Popular

Discussion about Christchurch recovery


Press Release: Project Freerange

Talking Heads Recovery Clinic to encourage discussion about Christchurch recovery

Freerange Press and the editorial team behind the book Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch, the first substantial critique of the government’s recovery plan, invite the public to participate in a rolling conversation or recovery clinic on Saturday July 25 at Brick Farm/Smash Palace.

The book’s editors and authors invite the public to join them in an ongoing conversation that will take place around a table from 12-6pm. People are encouraged to pop in and chat about Christchurch’s recovery and the government’s Draft Transition Recovery Plan, submissions for which close on July 30.

Different authors from a range of backgrounds will be present (from public health specialists and designers through to journalists and publicans), so there will be many aspects of city-building to talk about. Individuals and authors will be there in shifts, including Raf Manji (council), Lucy D’Aeth (public health specialist) Gerard Smyth (film maker), Rosemary Goodyear (senior housing analyst) and many more.

People are invited to bring their questions and thoughts about the current state of play in Christchurch and issues that need consideration in light of the government’s Draft Transition Recovery Plan. The aim is to inspire some good chats and even some submissions. Most of all, we wish to encourage a locally led recovery process.

Freerange Press will also be selling copies of Once in a Lifetime at a special price to encourage more people to read the important critiques, the range of national and international perspectives on post-disaster recovery and the alternative approaches to city-building.

So make sure you come down to Brick Farm on Saturday 25 June. Pull up a chair, have a drink and a chat. For full details and times certain authors will be present, please visit www.onceinalifetime.org.nz.

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