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

This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

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.

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