This is a "real-time" working page to support the rapid creation of neighbour to neighbour online forums across Christchurch to promote post-earthquake community recovery and community building.
There is an urgent need for public neighbour to neighbour two-way communication opportunities across Christchurch that complement the many broadcast information Christchurch earthquake response resources available.
- Get Involved - Join the long-time Canterbury Issues Forum now (also on Facebook and Twitter).
- Read the evolving proposals
- Spread the word - the promotional URL is: http://neighbours.cc - It will link to the list of new online community forums with Facebook Pages that we start and existing joinable two-way online spaces that you help identify.
Neighbours Forums mix e-mail, the web, Facebook, and Twitter to uniquely reach a critical mass of local people. Multi-channel approaches are far more inclusive and leave fewer people out. E-Democracy.org hosts neighbourhood-level "Issues Forums" in the UK and Minnesota in the U.S.. Forums at this hyper-local level are currently in the works for 3 areas in Auckland.
Proposed Neighbours Forums
At our Feb. 28 meeting, it was decided to select community focal points that those nearby would self-identify with and find most compelling to join.
This is our proposed list of 17 Neighbours Forums for your feedback (rough map):
- Banks Peninsula
- Lyttelton and Bays
- Sumner and Mt. Pleasant
- New Brighton
- St. Albans
- Christchurch Central (live there, own a business, work)
The forum's description will further define the geographic scope along with the interests of the people who join.
If you feel a distinct community that should stand alone (the population should be over 5,000 and ideally at least 10,000) needs a forum and are willing to help start it up, drop us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
Know of existing local online spaces that connect Christchurch area neighbors in conversation? Add to the list below. The last thing we want to do is create an new online group that no one joins because they are better served elsewhere.
Existing Neighbourhood Places Online
This is a "wiki" - just press edit to make changes.
If you know of Facebook Pages, e-mail lists, social networks, place blogs, etc. with critical mass participation covering small areas within Christchurch, please list them here.
- List them here ...
- Addington Space
- New Brighton Project - Facebook Page
- St. Albans Community Centre
- Project Lyttelton
- Street Groups - There are street groups associated with Street Groups Limited, in two postcode areas.
Christchurch Neighbours.cc Notes
Team e-mail coming, for now email@example.com