New earthquake codes will dramatically alter New Zealand’s urban landscape

Haunting science fiction movies of decaying abandoned city CBDs could become a reality in the wake of new earthquake codes and hiked insurance premiums in New Zealand. I’m not being alarmist here either; there’s a good chance this could become the new reality. There are no two ways about it…

New earthquake codes could see the demise of buildings such as 105 Queen St, Auckland

Haunting science fiction movies of decaying abandoned city CBDs could become a reality in the wake of new earthquake codes and hiked insurance premiums in New Zealand.

I’m not being alarmist here either; there’s a good chance this could become the new reality.

There are no two ways about it… Continue reading “New earthquake codes will dramatically alter New Zealand’s urban landscape”

Rethinking our cities’ CBDs

I think no matter where we live, we are all reeling in the aftermath of the series of natural disasters of the past few months; the Queensland floods, the Christchurch earthquake, and Japan’s tsunami and nuclear plant disasters. It is really hard to rise above the shock and horror to think about what’s next, and what we can do to safeguard the future. Bricks and mortar, and the fabric of infrastructure, no longer feel so solid…

Rethinking our cities' CBDsI think no matter where we live, we are all reeling in the aftermath of the series of natural disasters of the past few months; the Queensland floods, the Christchurch earthquake, and Japan’s tsunami and nuclear plant disasters.

It is really hard to rise above the shock and horror to think about what’s next, and what we can do to safeguard the future.

Continue reading “Rethinking our cities’ CBDs”