Christchurch's resilience is made official

Christchurch's resilience is now official, with today's signing of the Greater Christchurch Resilience Plan.

The city became part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative in 2013.  

Contractors at Christchurch's CTV site Source: 1 NEWS

The programme is run by the Rockefeller Foundation and aims to help "cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century".

Christchurch City Council Chief Resilience Officer, Mike Gilooly, says the plan will help "to create a city where people feel more connected, where we create adaptable places, where everybody takes part in decisions that affect them, where everybody can prosper".

To mark the day, a group of stakeholders, including Sam Kernaghan, from 100 Resilient Cities Singapore, took a walking tour to see new developments around the city.