Resilience Shift round-table: Christchurch: lessons for infrastructure resilience

Eight years after the devastating 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, a round-table discussion was convened, to enable local stakeholders and decision-makers to explore their experience of disaster recovery and uncover lessons for infrastructure management. A key point of discussion was how dependencies between assets and sectors affect resilience.

The findings captured in this summary report provide a valuable perspective of the challenges and enablers to recovery of a city’s infrastructure networks following a catastrophe, and the implications for asset management. These reflections are relevant to city stakeholders responsible for managing infrastructure assets.


Publication date: 23 May, 2019
Authors: Peter Guthrie, Kristen MacAskill, Francesca O'Hanlon