Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Christchurch.
February 22 2011 changed Christchurch forever. On the tenth anniversary of the deadly earthquake, how far has the city come and what challenges remain?
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We might not be able to predict the next big earthquake, but we can make sure we're ready for it and understand the risks.
Public spaces must now meet our need to be ‘together but apart’.
When urban spaces work well they are highly social spaces. How do we safely manage them and people's fears about mingling when ‘being together but apart’ is the norm?
Canberra’s hazardous air quality forced its universities to close campuses.
Universities can help students affected by the bushfires by learning from what others have done in past crises.
The aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Durres, Albania. November 28 2019.
Post-earthquake aftershocks are often assumed to be less violent, but that's not always the case.
Members of the public contemplate a makeshift floral memorial near the Linwood Mosque, where seven people were killed, in Christchurch.
Christchurch is now inextricably associated with the mass shootings at two mosques in which 50 people died. So what can a city do when its name become synonymous with such an event?
A rockfall following the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand in 2011.
A new study of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake shows boulders from rockfalls fell much further than in earlier quakes that happened before humans arrived and changed the landscape.
The earthquake shattered buildings and communities, with many residents left feeling even more powerless by the government’s approach to recovery.
By removing elected officials and installing a powerful command-and-control agency, the government's approach to recovery has left many of the city's people feeling disenfranchised and excluded.
The iconic church at the centre of Christchurch still hasn’t fully recovered from the 2011 quake.
AAP Image/Cleo Fraser
Christchurch is still reeling from the 2011 earthquake, but there may be more on their way.
With many people in need of shelter and schools only now re-opening, Nepal is not yet ready to restart the lucrative tourism industry that will help its recovery.
While some operators have prematurely suggested it's safe for tourists to return, Nepal's recovery from the earthquake has barely begun. In the longer term, though, tourism will be vital to this process.
A man running while his village is evacuated a day after the 7.3 magnitude aftershock earthquake in Nepal.
The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that hit Nepal this week should be classed as an aftershock rather than a second earthquake.
A ballerina is painted on the back of the Theatre Royal in Christchurch by Tauranga artist Owen Dippie and his team.
Three recent events in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, almost four years on from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in February 2011, suggest that arts and culture are playing a central role in the recovery…
Transitional architecture such as The Arcades Project is just one of many adaptive creative projects in Christchurch.
February 22 is the third anniversary of the powerful earthquake that killed 185 people and radically altered the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The city centre is flattened and empty, with thousands…