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Megan Wraight

Christchurch Costal Pathway

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 18

Megan Wraight talks about the creation of the Christchurch costal pathway. A community initiated progam, the costal pathway will provide better connectivity, improve ecological health for the environment and meet the recreational needs of the community. It is an exciting architectural structure that will hold the cultural identity of Christchurch and be enjoyed for many generations. 

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Studio Christchurch

BY CAMIA YOUNG
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Architecturaly trained urbanist, Camia Young introduces Studio Christchurch: a multi architecture school collaboration working on projects to help benefit the rebuild of Christchurch. She explains past projects, furture ideas and connected orgainsations such as Future Christchurch and Exchange Christchurch.

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Looking Through the Pallets

BY RAFAELA BOLANOS
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

The Pallet Pavilion was a temporary community venue made of repurposed materials such as packing pallets. The week before it was dismantled and recycled the two event managers of the venue, Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson spoke to the PechaKucha audience as they sat in the venue about the diverse events that occupied the Pallet over two summers in Christchurch.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 28, 2014.

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Studio Christchurch: CityUps

BY UWE RIEGER
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Architectural professor and head of Studio Christchurch Uwe Reiger showcases CityUps, a temporary future city created by over 200 architecture students as part of Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

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The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

BY ANDRE LOVATT
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

The Arts Centre in Christchurch is a neo-gothic campus, once hosting the local university, converted into a space for local artists to practise and showcase. Severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, it is now going through an extensive restoration. Arts Centre CEO Andre Lovatt gives people an insight into the restoration of the Arts Centre, to explain what it is that they have been doing since the earthquakes, show the process visually and give an indication on the progress that is being made. Showing the love, care and attention that so many people are giving to their restoration work and how, when it is all done, the Arts Centre, and the Christchurch wider community, will be so much better for it.

 

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Responsible Tourism

BY RYAN INGRAM
IN SHARJAH

Ryan Ingram is showcasing responsible tourism in Banyan Tree Hotels&Resorts to support sustainable development. The resort's five core believes in corporate social responsibility are implemented in the set up and successful management of Al Wadi nature reserve around it actively engaging community.

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Township & Tourism, SidebySide

BY JASON WOOLF
@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Cape Town is one of the most divided, and yet pluralist, cities in the world. After growing up in the US for the majority of his childhood, social entrepreneur, musician and cultural activist Jason Woolf moved to the city and confronted the absurdity head-on. This is his story of living in Khayelitsha and building Umbiyozo Foundation, South Africa’s largest alliance of traditional song-and-dance community projects, as well as his plan to revitalize and unite the city, in partnership with the tourism industry.

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Is public transport planning just for bureaucrats and consultants, or is there space for true community involvement?

BY ROBERT HENDERSON
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Rob Henderson worked tirelessly for 6 years promoting bike share as part of Christchurch's public transport network. After being told "now's not the time for new ideas" he crowd-funded and launched a bike share pilot, and built a local community in support of the idea; providing the basis for a city business case for bike share. Before watching consultants and overseas companies get all the rewards.

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Is the Future Going to Pot?

BY PETER BYRNES
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Businessman Peter Byrnes muses on the changing face of industry and tourism in Penticton, British Columbia. First orchards and tree fruit gave way to vineyards and wine grapes; now as cannabis is legalized in Canada, will the local economy go to pot? Let's explore the business of legalization and its potential impact on a small tourism-driven community.

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Sueno Verde - an Eco Friendly Community

BY FAY DURRANT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Fay Durrant had a dream to buy a piece of land in Spain and build an eco-friendly community.  It didn't work out quite the way she thought it would but after a pause to re-group and gather more resources, she has started again and with bands of volunteers and supporters is re-building her dream.