Greening the Rubble - Christchurch

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

Rhys Taylor from Living Streets Aotearoa describes Make-SHIFT as “an exciting project to help put some fun and a visual welcome back into the inner city, through temporary public use of vacant spaces. We are inviting commercial landowners to contact Living Streets in January with offers of access to sites, for a few weeks or months or up to a year.

The project will be launched on Sunday 19 December 2010 between 11am and 2pm on the corner of Salisbury and Victoria Streets in the Christchurch CBD. Read the Environment Canterbury media release.

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