People Building Better Cities

165 Gloucester St

Christchurch organisation Te Pūtahi - Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, hosted the People Building Better Cities exhibition during winter 2015.  The exhibition is managed by Global Studio and is traveling the world promoting dialogue on participation and inclusive urbanisation.

LIVS role:

site access, landowner negotiations, access to power and services


How design can help your neighbourhood (Christchurch Press)

About this project

Having evolved from FESTA (The Festival of Transitional Architecture), Te Pūtahi is focused on the current rebuild and on-going renewal of Christchurch for the long term. Members from Christchurch’s creative community have come together to use their wealth of experience in how to creatively engage a wide range of stakeholders and users with the making of a better city.

People Building Better Cities documents community-driven projects that share a common goal: the promotion of inclusive urbanization to improve the lives of the urban poor through innovations in participatory design and planning.  In addition to the regular exhibition opening hours, Te Pūtahi hosted a series of public talks and workshops, creating space for people to learn and develop as citizens, neighbours and professionals.

All images by Jonny Knopp of Peanut Productions

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