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Christchurch Urban Restoration Workshop

The Christchurch Urban Restoration Workshop was co-hosted by People, Cities & Nature and the NZ Biological Heritage Science Challenge on June 7th, 2019 at Addington Raceway & Events Centre. The day was attended by 80 people representing local councils, contractors, non-profit organisations, community groups, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Lincoln and Canterbury University staff and students, landscape architects, consultants as well as members of the general public.

It was a busy day with 18 top-class presentations as well as a special evening seminar from our programme leader Professor Bruce Clarkson. We thank our partners at BioHeritage and the people of Christchurch for turning out in great numbers and with fantastic enthusiasm. Most of the presentations are available here but unfortunately one or two were not captured due to technical difficulties, including the end of Bruce's evening seminar.

Empowering action for the protection of urban nature
Andrea Byrom

Andrea Byrom.pdf

Port Hills post-fire recovery: implications for urban restoration
Ana Teixeira

Ana Teixeira.pdf

A New Dawn (Chorus) for Otautahi/Christchurch
Andrew Crossland

Andrew Crossland.pdf

Effects of Management on Biodiversity in Riccarton Bush
Georgia Sharp

Georgia Sharp.pdf

The long road from ‘extinction of experience’ to restored cultural landscapes
Colin Meurk

Colin Meurk2.pdf

Making Nature Your Business
Eva Collins


Caring commons, cultivating commoners
Kelly Dombroski

Kelly Dombroski.pdf

A forest on our doorstep: Restoring Aotearoa's urban parks
Kiri Joy Wallace

Kiri Joy Wallace.pdf

Biodiversity, urban nature, ecological restoration… what possible interest could a parks contractor have in this stuff?
Nige Cottingham


As it flows - The Styx Living Laboratory Trust: A river care group
Julia Rambacher & Nick Moody


Natural Restoration of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor
Evan Smith


Plants, people, pitfalls & pests: lessons learnt from two urban quarry restorations
Mike Bowie


Green space, well being and biodiversity engagement by urban residents
Yolanda van Heezik


Urban Soil Ecosystem Services
Nicholas Dickinson - video unavailable sorry


Where to from tūī?
Laura Molles


Conservation Volunteering
Hamish Fairbairn


Bringing Indigenous Nature Back into New Zealand’s Towns and Cities
Bruce Clarkson - evening seminar - ending not available sorry

Bruce Clarkson.pdf