The Council is committed to working with the community to rebuild Christchurch as a city for people.
Well-designed buildings and spaces will make Christchurch an attractive and healthy place to live, with strong communities, a healthy environment and a vibrant economy.
In order to achieve this, the Council:
- provides a design review service for private developments, to promote good-quality design
- runs an independent Urban Design Panel made up of leading design professionals
- develops design guides and case studies illustrating best-practice urban design
- works with communities to develop and carry out suburban masterplans
- designs and upgrades public spaces and facilities
- provides facilitators and runs community workshops for public space projects
- carries out a programme of transitional projects and provides funding others to carry out transitional projects
- supports businesses returning to the central city and suburban centres
- works with local groups such as Gap Filler, Life in Vacant Spaces, Te Putahi and Greening the Rubble to fund and assist their work.