OPINION: With Christchurch still facing a long road to recovery, repairing what remains of its significant built heritage makes sense, writes ROB HALL.
Prior to the earthquakes our built heritage contributed to Christchurch’s economic growth. The cityscape attracted tourists, particularly to see its notable collection of Gothic Revival-style architecture, as well as its colonial buildings and streetscapes. Christchurch’s character contributed to its vibrancy and the people of Christchurch were united by a justifiable pride in their city.
A community that loves the spaces around it brings financial benefits. We need to reflect on this as we rebuild the city. Quality urban spaces attract business and will help people remain connected to the city they love.