Christchurch Urban Design Strategy Community Charter, New Zealand

An example of writing a brief for the design phase.

Setting out a brief for a spatial strategy

This Christchurch Urban Design Strategy Community Charter set out the vision, principles and goals for the sustainable prosperity of Greater Christchurch for the period of 50 years.

It was the first step in developing an Urban Development Strategy (UDS) for the area - it set out principles to underpin and provide context for it, and shape and guide decisions on planning, transport and infrastructure investment.

Using the feedback from the public consultation, the assessment criteria developed for the options process and relevant guiding national policy guidance, the Charter set the direction for balancing social, cultural, economic and environmental goals and meeting the expectations of the community, the business sector, and the participating Councils.

Further reading
www.greaterchristchurch.org.nz/Background/CommunityCharter

The Christchurch Urban Design Strategy Community Charter

The Christchurch Urban Design Strategy Community Charter
© Urban Development Forum, Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007)