Journal article

The utility of earth science information in post-earthquake land-use decision-making: the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in Aotearoa New Zealand

Mark C Quigley, Wendy Saunders, Chris Massey, Russ Van Dissen, Pilar Villamor, Helen Jack, Nicola Litchfield

NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2020

Abstract

Earth science information (data, knowledge, advice) can enhance the evidence base for land-use decision-making. The utility of this information depends on factors including the context and Objectives: of land-use decisions, the timeliness and efficiency with which earth science information is delivered, and the strength, relevance, uncertainties, and risks assigned to earth science information relative to other inputs. We investigate land-use decision-making practices in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the surrounding region in response to mass movement (e.g., rockfall, cliff collapses) and ground-surface fault rupture hazards incurred during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence (CES)..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Mark C. Quigley thanks Port Hills champion Sue Stubenvoll for partial funding for this research and stimulating his involvement in Christchurch's replacement district plan processes. The authors thank Barbara Dillon and Steven Burnham from Selwyn District Council for the provision of information on internal processes pertaining to land-use planning consents. Biljana Lukovic provided editable access to reports from which Fig. 1f was derived. The authors acknowledge funding from the MBIE funded Endeavor Program earthquake-induced landscape dynamics.