Resources and Documents

Below are some of the thought leadership documents on issues that the Christchurch Civic Trust care about and advocates for.

Christchurch, City of Trees

By Mark Belton

As climate change progresses and extreme weather events become more frequent, we are set to become mindful of the role of trees in our city and worldwide. The ‘National Park City’, is a wonderful global …

The Right to Advocacy

By Professor Chris Kissling

The Christchurch Civic Trust highlights an issue with how the New Zealand Ombudsman decides who can complain about government decisions. Usually, a person needs to be more affected by a decision than everyone else to …

The Future of Hagley Park

By Professor Chris Kissling

Hagley Park in Christchurch is a treasured urban green space, comparable to iconic parks like London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park, offering a variety of recreational activities and acting as a vital carbon …

Unfinished Business at Turanga reveals what might have been.

By c/o Christchurch City Council Website

“Unfinished Business” opening at Tūranga, highlights a series of ambitious yet unimplemented projects in Ōtautahi Christchurch, including a motorway through Hagley Park, a 167-meter-high tower in Victoria Square, and a canal from the Estuary to …

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