Lyttleton: a Case Study

Major earthquakes are proving to be a catalyst for the Lyttelton community, near Christchurch in New Zealand, to create a sustainable future. Margaret Jeffries writes in Fleeing Vesuvius that “Rather than waiting on the sidelines for a Government agency to hand out solutions, Lyttelton is seeking out what its own localised answers might be. The extensive local networks and their effectiveness perhaps suggest that a few thousand people is an optimal size for effective community cohesion.”

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Featured image: Discover Lyttleton walking map by Project Lyttleton

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