Overview About the Challenge Smarter Cities Newsfeed Summit 2012 Apply
Christchurch, New Zealand

The City of Christchurch recently suffered a series of earthquakes which caused massive damage in and around the city, resulting in a decrease in population and the movement of businesses out of the restricted "red zone." In the next 10 years, an estimated $40 billion from private and public sources will be invested in rebuilding and renewing Christchurch. Mayor Parker asked IBM to work with city leaders, investors, students and innovators to provide recommendations on how to rebuild in a smarter and more effective way. The team delivered recommendations that built on the city's assets in quality of life, access to the outdoors, high levels of education and high GDP growth. 

City Leader
Bob Parker Mayor of Christchurch

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Drew Clark Director of Corporate Strategy, Venture Capital Group, IBM US
Caleb Barlow Director, Security Systems, IBM US
Luciana de Camargo Pereira Director, Human Resources, IBM Brazil
Steve Dill Researcher, IBM US
Erick Brethenoux Director, Business Analytics and Decision Management Strategy, IBM US
John Fennell Business Development Executive, Smarter Cities, IBM Australia
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Smarter Cities Challenge Christchurch team
The Smarter Cities Challenge Christchurch team.