A community of 400 + people working to build sustainable urban villages in Christchurch.
A network of building and design professionals, academics, sustainability experts, government body officials, investors, as well as enthusiastic and creative people from all walks of life Read more
“To Create Vibrant Urban Villages,
Innovative and Inspiring Examples
of Sustainable Design and Connected Community”
Why the Breathe Urban Village Failed
Lin Roberts paper on Urban Regeneration and why The Breathe Project failed to deliver.
“central government was unwilling or unable to recognize that an insistence on a pure market approach would not deliver the innovative sustainable village asked for in the competition brief.
This level of naïve neoliberal faith that the markets could deliver urban regeneration to a badly damaged city was not seen even in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, or in the decades since”