On the Greening the Rubble project's website you will see how this project is making a difference in Christchurch despite the continuing earthquakes and aftershocks. Go to: http://www.greeningtherubble.org.nz
Check out the latest issue of Footprints with interesting articles on:
- the upcoming Walk2Work 2011 event on Wednesday Feb 16
- `Greening the Rubble' on rebuilding and addressing walkability aafter the Sept 2010 earthquake
- an interview with new mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown
- and news from the regions
For back issues of Footprints, download the newsletters here.
The Greening the Rubble project, will be run under the umbrella of Living Streets Aotearoa with grant support from Christchurch City Council. It forms part of a wider initiative to find temporary uses for empty sites across Christchurch, following the damage caused by the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010; collectively known as Make-SHIFT.
Living Streets Dunedin and Spokes Dunedin sent out a questionnaire to candidates in the Local Body elections.Check out the Results of the Survey - the questions they asked and the responses from the candidates . You might be able to fire some of the same questions at your local candidates!
Read about the Walking Conference, Golden Foot Award winner and more. Go here to read it online.
Napier Hastings and New Plymouth have been choosen from a short list as the two target Model Communities.
The two communities will receive $7.5 million for funding walking and cycling facilities to significantly enhance walking as a transport mode; creating healthy, safe, and economically robust communities.