San Francisco

Resilience in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

12:30 p.m. | Friday, July 19, 2013

Image courtesy Flickr user Terry P

After over 12,000 earthquakes, the recovery in Christchurch has begun.  In this forum, John Vargo will describe results to date from an ongoing study into the impacts of the earthquakes on Christchurch businesses. The talk will include insights into rebuilding resilience, and paradoxes that have emerged in the early stages of recovery from this devastating regional event that cost 185 lives and damage exceeding 15% of New Zealand GDP.

John Vargo / University of Canterbury


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
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Free to members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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