Join Freerange Press to celebrate the launch of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch with the book’s editorial team and some of the contributors.

This important new book from the publisher of Christchurch: The Transitional City offers the first substantial critique of the Government’s recovery plan for Christchurch, presents alternative approaches to city-building and archives a vital and extraordinary time.

The earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by which the people of Christchurch lived. The exhausting and exhilarating mix of distress, uncertainty, creativity, opportunities, divergent opinions and competing priorities generates an inevitable question: how do we know if the right decisions are being made?

Enjoy a glass of wine and hear from the editors about some of the issues explored in Once in a Lifetime.

The book features

· foreword by Helen Clark (former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Administrator)

· 55 written essays from a range of contributors including Kevin McCloud, Rebecca Macfie, Sally Blundell, Raf Manji, journalists, economists, designers, academics, publicans and more

· 39 visual essays that document community, business and government responses to Christchurch’s recovery. 

Books will be available for $45 and can be pre-ordered here.

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