CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “urban”

Thumb full pkn17 second 20half.104 20copy

Making Gardening Cool

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

In "Making Gardening Cool" From PechaKucha Christchurch Vol. 17Liv Worsnop shares the story of how the Plant Gang, a group that spends their time restoring abandoned urban spaces with local plant life, had made gardening in Christchurch cool again. 

Thumb slide003

The Woods From the Trees

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape. 

Thumb briesherow05

The Evolution of a Vacant Site

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Urban Strategist Brie Sherow brokers vacant spaces for creative projects in quake torn Christchurch. In a city full of empty lots, Brie and the team at Life in Vacant Spaces help facilitate the short term leases of empty space to temporarily rejuevite sites. Brie explains how one site over the course of 7 months hosted a wide variety of artistic and community projects.  

"Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2014.

Thumb peter 20wells 2001

I want to make beautiful, world-changing places

@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Peter Wells is driven by the desire to create spaces that facilitate a spark in people’s eyes. He shares his thoughts about urban food forests through his work with the Food Resilience Network.


Thumb 4. 20mayonaize

Painting the Town: Reflections on Christchurch's Relationship with Urban Art...

@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Dr. Reuben Woods is an art historian and writer. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on street art and graffiti in post-earthquake Christchurch. Reuben believes that graffiti and street art have played a central role in the city's recovery and renewal. As a post-graduate in the Art History and Theory Department, he seeks to engage a wider audience with the city's intriguing and evolving relationship with urban art by exploring the various narratives and personalities that form these diverse cultures. Reuben also contributes to the website Watch This Space and hosts guided tours of the city's urban art.

In this talk, Reuben reflects on Christchurch’s relationship with street art that has emerged following devastating earthquakes. He tells us how street art can have a significant impact on the built environment and how Christchurch is a space for artists to respond and react.


Thumb 1 20richard 20hayman

Guided by Kaitiakitanga?

@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Richard Hayman is a passionate Architect with 20 years professional experience and a leader of the Jasmax Design team in the Christchurch Regional Office.

He is a city lover, and enjoys the craft of making places within our cities. Richard’s design process usually starts with careful urban design analysis. A humanist at heart he is always placing the wellbeing of people front and centre in his work. He is guided by the principle of Kaitiakitanga - stewardship for the world and has been considering the impact of buildings on the people that use them and the world around them.

Richard has served on the Christchurch City Council Urban Design Panel for 4 years and is Acting Chair of the Trust behind Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making.

Thumb greerodonnell 20 6

Integrative Design in Our Built Environment

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Greer O'Donnell is an urban strategist, entrepreneur and Director of the Urban Advisory, New Zealand's first dedicated urban strategy consultancy. Recently named a finalist in the Business Enterprise category of the Westpac-Stuff Women of Influence Greer is an agitator for change within her industry and in the way that we 'work', and in how we think about mental health and well-being.

The built environment exists only to serve people - at least in theory. The reality is, our 'man-made' environments are killing us. Through adopting an integrative approach to city building Greer uses examples from her journey working for the government on New Zealand's largest urban renewal programme (the Canterbury earthquake recovery), co-creating OHU (Office for Holistic Urbanism), the SYNC Collective, and the Urban Advisory and from a recent European study-tour of ethical development models, to explore how re-thinking city making (including our mobility systems) provides us with the opportunity to return balance to our living system; to people and to place.

Thumb charlotte 2010

Breaking the Rules

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Charlotte Bebbington, a graphic designer left Christchurch for the megacity of Shanghai in 2008 where she lived out her 20's. Living in a city with rich cultural heritage intercepted by a modern metropolis and international influence as well as working for one of the biggest Architecture and Engineering firms in the world she experienced how people bring cities to life, making them vibrant and energetic places to live. The after effects of the Christchurch earthquakes fuelled a desire for Charlotte to put her creative juices and all that she had learned to use and give back to the city she grew up. In 2015 she opened Action Bicycle Club. Christchurch's first bike store dedicated to the urban cyclist.

Thumb slide10

To AV or not to AV: that is the question

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Ryan Cooney is a has been involved in the transport sector for 18 years and during this time has observed a shift towards greater innovation and inclusion of technology. With a background in transport planning then moving to transport operations operations aiming to balance the pace of the rebuild with the needs of the community for access to where they need to go.

Thumb kingham07

Imagining our transport future

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Simon Kingham spends 3 days a week at the University of Canterbury where he is Professor of Geography. His research and teaching interests primarily focus on the impact of the urban environment on individual and community health and wellbeing. Much of his research uses geospatial science including some done through the GeoHealth Laboratory, of which he is the Director. His research is generally applied and carried out with end users with a strong community engagement focus.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “urban”

Small ncfwwlogo Small bw ncfwwlogo

New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

Shannon Urban
in Williston
danielle urban
Leigh Ann Urban
Director of Marketing, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District in Harrisburg
Władysław Urban
in North Las Vegas
Anna Urban
Student, Marquette University in Milwaukee

PAST Urban Innovation Happy Hour

Toronto @ Handle Bar
Apr 30, 2014


Vologda @ ArtZone15|17
Jul 17, 2014


Wolfville @ Wolfville Farmer's Market
Mar 11, 2015


Harrisburg @ Stage on Herr
Jun 19, 2015


Pittsburg, KS @ Pittsburg State University, Kansas Technology Center
Apr 25, 2014


Ufa @ VDNH
Nov 21, 2015


Moscow @ Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’
Oct 17, 2015

PAST Our Urban Fabric

Honolulu @ Center for Architecture
Mar 31, 2017


New Orleans @ PlayBuild NOLA
Sep 20, 2018


Budapest @ Rákóczi Téri Vásárcsarnok
Oct 04, 2018

Thumb slide11

Shaping Healthy Communities

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Gary Gaston, Design Director at the Nashville Civic Design Center, discusses some of the major concepts in the upcoming publication, Shaping Healthy Communities. Issues that are addressed include future transit options for Nashville, access to food, parks and open spaces, and making the city more pedestrian-friendly. He also differentiates betwteen natural, rural, suburban, urban, and the downtown core areas.

Thumb diapositiva13


@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Laboratori, conferenze, mostre e spettacoli hanno risvegliato anche quest’anno la passione per la scienza e la solita, travolgente, voglia di imparare. Come con la conferenza sul Bosone di Higgs che ha attirato una folla da stadio, o con la lezione di meccanica quantistica che si è addirittura dovuta trasferire in piazza Matteotti con il pubblico sulla scalinata di Palazzo Ducale. Quest'anno il Paese ospite è stato la Francia, ma sono venute in visita anche delegazioni da Cina, Giappone, Turchia e Russia. Grazie
all'appoggio e alla collaborazione dell'Ambasciata di Francia in Italia e del Ministero dell’Istruzione Superiore e della Ricerca, il Festival ha ospitato alcuni dei testimoni delle migliori realtà scientifiche e imprenditoriali d'oltralpe. A partire dall’inaugurazione con Serge Haroche, premio Nobel per la fisica e direttore del Collège de France.

Thumb brianbarber6

NÓS workshop

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Brian Barber presentis NósWorkshop, a design collective of graduate architects working out of Dublin which emerged during the recession.  Over the last few years, they have taken part in a series of exhibitions, competitions and created various installations throughout Ireland.  All of their projects thus far have not involved the conventional ‘client’ but rather stem from a collaboration with a local community to develop and construct a project.


Thumb ger.015

New York: City on a Grid

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

Thumb untitled 17.001

Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

Thumb 09 mcenaney

Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

Thumb jess 20de 20boer.002

Urban Permaculture

@ VOL 10 ON APR 08, 2016

Jessie De Boer, with Ivan and Sven founded Berefoot Solutions proposing permaculture solutions in different sites across Kenya.

Thumb woodbury.006

Urban[e] Objects

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

A cohort of Architecture Students from Woodbury University elected Tokyo to conduce fieldwork studies by the theme  Urban[e] Objects. The research proposes new residential strategies through the translation of objects that can exist simultaneously in multiple scales: as a tea-cup or as an urban building. Their research deploys the use of isometric drawings and urban transects and inspiration derived by traditional Japanese drawing techniques to investigate questions of authenticity, translation of vernacular making methods, and interiority and apply them to contemporary challenges of shelter.


Thumb slide4

Urban Solitudes

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.

Thumb full slide14 20 1  20copy

Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

Large wide tokyopkn74disast

Minor Urban Disasters

Each day we pass by what Ariel Schlesinger calls "Minor Urban Disasters". These can include, but are not limited to: lazy constructions, acts of frustration taken out on physical objects, and discarded or misplaced products.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day from PKN Tokyo Vol. 74, he points out the fact that most of us tend to overlook the humor, or sadness that can be found when coming into contact with these small peculiarities. One must have sympathy for the inanimate, for these senseless acts of human savagery and carelessness are vicious: cinder block heedlessly used to fill a circular window in Tel Aviv, a tossed-aside umbrella bent by some angry soul, bricks once painted with signs of guidance improperly re-situated, road signs knocked back by trucks not suited for the clearance height. Won't you open your heart to those who cannot defend themselves?


Urban Visionaries at PKN Auckland

For its next PechaKucha Night, Auckland is going outdoors in what sounds like a fantastic venue: Drawing upon the central theme of the evening, everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema in Silo Park will come alive after Pecha Kucha; Silo Cinema presents "The Human Scale", offering a critical view on the way we build and use our cities. Alongside regular Silo Markets and other events, Silo Park will continue to host the largest, free outdoor cinema each week over summer on a Friday evening. Read the rest of the article from Voxy to find out more about the planned PKN.

Large wide screen shot 2014 03 19 at 17.36.03

Calling all Urban Innovators!

Are you working on an innovative project that’s changing your city? Do you know someone who was implemented an idea that's improving life in your city? If so, we’d like to hear from you -- get in touch! PechaKucha is teaming up with the New Cities Foundation in an effort to seek out the up-and-coming urban innovators all over the world to give them a platform to speak on their project. We will be offering 1 or 2 of these inventive individuals the chance to speak at New Cities Summit 2014 -- the leading global event on the future of the urban world. If you know, or are an outstanding individual who has developed and implemented a project that addresses one of the great urban challenges of our time, we would love to have you give a PechaKucha presentation! Projects could deal with topics as diverse as urban farming, street art, transport, public space, education, cuisine, and many more.  After giving your PechaKucha presentation and having it uploaded to the New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel, New Cities staff will hand-pick 1 or 2 speakers to be flown out to New Cities Summit 2014 in Dallas, TX. These speakers will have six minutes to inspire the high-level Summit audience and explain how they set up their project. Find out about last year’s WhatWorks speakers here. Check out some hightlights from last year’s WhatWorks talks here:  "Bicing" by nnset, used under CC BY / cropped from original

Large wide chinaurban

Urban City Development in China

If there ever was a crystal ball into China's urban future, this is it: Thomas Hussey discusses China's current growth in urbanization. As we see in "Urban City Development in China" from PKN Chicago Vol. 25, although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

Large wide urbanpeople

Transport and Urban Planning for People

Cars take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money, we need better ways to get people around cities. As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, "People need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices." Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. In "Transport and Urban Planning for People" from a special urban edition of PKN Auckland, we see that Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

Large wide  dsc3599

Urban Innovation Winners

It's been a month since the first PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month came to a close. Dozens of projects were submitted from all over the world, from Buenos Aires to Vienna, from Lisbon to Vancouver. Each project is unique, but they all have one thread in common: they're all insanely passionate people looking to make life in the city better for the rest of us. The New Cities Foundation went through the over 30 submissions and chose two among them to be flown out to Dallas, Texas this June 17-19 to speak at the WhatWorks workshop at New Cities Summit 2014. To find out who won, have a look to our latest global newsletter in which we announce the winners.

Large wide urbaninnovation 2

These Urban Innovators have Something to Share

It's been a month since the first PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month came to a close.Dozens of projects were submitted from all over the world, from Buenos Aires to Vienna, from Lisbon to Vancouver. Each project is unique, but they all have one thread in common: they're all insanely passionate people looking to make life in the city better for the rest of us. The New Cities Foundation went through the over 30 submissions and chose two among them to be flown out to Dallas, Texas this June 17-19 to speak at the WhatWorks workshop at New Cities Summit 2014:  At PechaKucha, we're always looking for new ways to bring out the hidden creativity in cities. Seeking out and celebrating the people who are making inventive changes to their cities is just one small step in that direction. We're extremely grateful to those who shared their projects with us, the New Cities Foundation, and of course those who have shown their support along the way. Keep an eye out for more exciting global search projects like this in the future!

Large wide pknhbg4poster72dpi reschedule

TO BE RESCHEDULED - The Urban Food Movement

Please note due to Harrisburg's travel ban and the condition of the roads Pecha Kucha will not be taking place Monday 01/25. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.    

Large wide matt hess headshot


Matt Hess has worked at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since January of 2013. He started as a Hunger Study Assistant, working on the largest national study on food insecurity, and is now an Agency Services Representative. He graduated from Messiah College in May of 2013 with a degree in Business Administration and never managed to win that elusive Rec Sports championship. Matt grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and now lives in Harrisburg. He has lived eerily close to the I House and yet this is his first time inside. Matt previously lived in the building rented by Messiah that is connected to the I house and now lives directly across the street in the Pennsylvania Place apartments with his wife Hannah. Please don’t ask him to pronounce Pecha Kucha.   Matt will be presenting at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Harrisburg on February 17th, 2016. The theme for the night is 'The Urban Food Movement.

Large wide gregory martin


  Great Speakers coming up at the the Urban Food Market, Pecha Kucha Harrisburg. Dr. Gregory P. Martin is an extension poultry educator for Penn State University Extension.   After several years of poultry industry and teaching work experience, Dr. Martin returned to TexasA&MUniversity to earn a Ph.D. in Poultry Science.  He is registered as a Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) in three separate subject classifications from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) & PAACO.  This includes certification as a poultry welfare auditor.  Dr. Martin is also certified as an ISO program lead auditor.  Dr. Martin holds active membership in several academic, agricultural and scientific organizations.