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Robert Henderson

Entrepreneur, Christchurch Bike Share in Christchurch

Making things happen when bureaucrats say no

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2016
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 29

Entrepreneur and cycle advocate Rob Henderson saw post-quake Christchurch as a perfect place to make things happen. Despite the local authorities saying no, he managed to get corporae a public engaement and sponsorship to launch New Zealand's first public bike share scheme, and is now working on transitioning this into the public transport system. 6 months on how to ignore the bureaucrats and get sh*t done!

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Studio Christchurch: CityUps

BY UWE RIEGER
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Architectural professor and head of Studio Christchurch Uwe Reiger showcases CityUps, a temporary future city created by over 200 architecture students as part of Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

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The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

BY ANDRE LOVATT
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

The Arts Centre in Christchurch is a neo-gothic campus, once hosting the local university, converted into a space for local artists to practise and showcase. Severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, it is now going through an extensive restoration. Arts Centre CEO Andre Lovatt gives people an insight into the restoration of the Arts Centre, to explain what it is that they have been doing since the earthquakes, show the process visually and give an indication on the progress that is being made. Showing the love, care and attention that so many people are giving to their restoration work and how, when it is all done, the Arts Centre, and the Christchurch wider community, will be so much better for it.

 

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Fast Forward

BY AHMAD OSMAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Ahmad Osman introduces Fast Forward, an Organization working on enhacing public transport in Beirut. 

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A Letter to Christchurch...From Your Ambassador

BY ERICA AUSTIN
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

When Erica Austin studied post quake Christchruch as part of her architecture degree in Auckland, she immediately fell in love with the city, and decided to move down to become an ambassador for everything that makes it special. Now she is immersed in the city-making movement, connecting people who want to rebuild the ciy better than before. This is her letter to those people, and the city. 

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Create the Things You Wish Existed

BY CHRISTINE JOB
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 15, 2015

Christine Job (pronoucned 'joe-b') is an accomplished woman who found she wanted something that was still missing. She up and left on a European adventure and when she returned she made it happen: SeekFest! Hear Christine speak about Cap't Kirk, the El Camino de Santiago, and creating the Things where before there was nothing. hashtagInspirationalMondays hashtagTruth hashtagHope.

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Sinking into Christchurch life

BY ENG EU POH
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

PechaKucha Night Christchurch interns from Ara Institute: Eng Eu Poh, Agnes Guda and Takumi Kawahara share their experiences on all coming to Christchurch from different countries and cultures, and making a home here.

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Visions for the future of Christchurch

BY RAPHAEL NOLDEN
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Transport Action Atlantic

BY ASHLEY MORTON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.

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Rethinking Public Transport Design

BY ZOË PALMER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Yasser Booley, a photographer from Cape Town, recently embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam using only public transport. Aurecon is using Yasser’s story as a design thinking tool to understand the needs of public transport users.