We’d recommend watching the below video. It’s about the resilience of Christchurch city after the 22 February 2011 earthquake, which took the lives of 185 people and severely injured 164.

Uplifted by the determination and innovation of civil society and their vision for the future, Timothy Beatley and Peter Newman wrote the book ‘Resilient Cities’. They believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world.

This video gives the people of Christchurch a chance to tell their uplifting stories of regeneration. Some of the stories include:
Soul of the City – Christchurch’s ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral
Restoring the River – restoring the Avon River
Business Not As Usual – the sustainable and energy efficient C One Espresso