Earthquakes and the Urban Forest- the role of green infrastructure during, and in the aftermath of earthquakes

Status: Current

Dates: 2011 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

In the aftermath of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake anecdotal evidence showed that trees limited damage associated with land slips and rockfall hazard, while parks and greenspace were used by emergency staff and displaced citizens as safe gathering places. This project explores the role played by trees in the protection of people and property.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Tony Armstrong: Collaborator; Christchurch City Council

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines