Last week’s speaker, Rod Cameron, gave us a really excellent run through his life and onto the purpose of the proposal which has emerged from SKIRT, a planning tool called ENABLE. This is so relevant to the proposed Greater Christchurch 2050. It is a profoundly simple framework which can be applied to any complex issue. It has emerged out of a crisis where a city needed to be rebuilt. It is a planning tool which Local and Central Government must start using.
During the conversation which followed the presentation it became obvious and immediate application for the ENGAGE process would be the Red Zone deliberations and processes which this City needs to get right. For future generations to say we did it properly. Right now, Christchurch City Council, and LINZ, are mucking this up in a right royal fashion. In a few weeks we will have Chrissie Williams come and speak to the Tuesday Club about the committee she chairs which has a public responsibility to lead how we go about sorting out the Red Zone.
Evan Smith would have expected us to get it right.
Thanks Rod, and team For a stimulating session. Another step toward Greater Christchurch 2050.