Tagged: Christchurch

Postcards from La La Land: the Cnut conundrum - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 12, 2015

New Zealand’s merry little band of climate deniers are turning out to be a right bunch of Cnuts. Sea level rise and its implications for Christchurch and the wider world have been making news in recent weeks — as have new projections of rapid sea level rise over the remainder of this century. So what […] … Read More

4 years on - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 02, 2015

Here's me at The NBR on Christchurch, 4 years on from February 2011.The government rightly took a lot of criticism for its initial attempts to artificially restrict downtown land supply to force a compact city form and encourage higher-valued development. The planners here exhibited basic cargo-cult thinking: because successful cities have high downtown property prices, they thought they could … Read More

Sunday burnouts in Christchurch: electric motorsport comes to NZ - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 26, 2014

New Zealand is going to get its first taste of electric motorsport this Sunday, when the Mike Pero Motorsport Park at Ruapuna near Christchurch is hosting EVolocity, an amazing line-up of electric racing machines and their creators — including the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle, Eva Håkansson and her creation the KillaJoule, recently clocked […] … Read More

Oh Christchurch, revisited - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 17, 2014

My chapter on the failures in the Christchurch rebuild is up at Public Address.I'll be speaking on it at a lunchtime panel tomorrow in Wellington. Perhaps I'll see you there.From my chapter:If we learn anything from the intersection of the work of Jane Jacobs and of Ed Glaeser, it’s that cities are organic. The best parts of cities … Read More

Full citizen science flood map for Christchurch, March 2014 - Waiology

Waiology Sep 04, 2014

By Daniel Collins As a follow-up to Waiology’s article in June, here is a full map for the flooding of Christchurch on 5 March 2014. The map is derived from photos sent in by the public which were generally taken within a few hours of peak inundation. The blue colours represent the depth of water above the ground surface … Read More

Landslide costs - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 29, 2014

Christchurch Council and the government will buy out some Christchurch properties at high risk of landslide. Here's Chris Hutching at NBR:The government and Christchurch City Council will buy 16 Port Hills properties."The latest council-commissioned GNS Science reports show 37 green-zoned homes are in areas where the risk to life from mass movement (sometimes called landslide) is considered intolerable,” according to … Read More