Council proudly works with and supports city-making groups whose urban regeneration projects help make the city more vibrant.
Gap Filler(external link) is a creative urban regeneration initiative that delivers short-term, creative projects in Christchurch.
Working with the local community, Gap Filler activates city spaces temporarily to improve well-being, engage and connect people with each other and the city and to spark conversation around what our city needs, how it should look, work and feel.
The Green Lab(external link) (formally Greening the Rubble) creates and maintains temporary public parks on sites of demolished buildings and public spaces, as a positive, green sign of Christchurch's regeneration.
Over five years Greening the Rubble has delivered a portfolio of nearly forty projects that exhibit design excellence, experience driven innovation, responsiveness and collaboration. Three principles guide every project success: resourcefulness, testing ideas and community capacity building.
Collaborate with, or sponsor, The Green Lab(external link)
Te Pūtahi(external link) works to grow people and places together. Having evolved from FESTA, Te Pūtahi focuses on the rebuild and Christchurch's ongoing renewal by creatively engaging a wide range of stakeholders and users with the making of a better city.
They also help coordinate the speaker and discussion series Christchurch Conversations(external link).
LiVS' vision is to embed temporary activity into Christchurch's new culture, recognising that such activity is highly beneficial, hugely participatory and enlivening.