How the Council is enlivening places

As part of the Enliven Places programme, the Council delivers temporary projects that transform empty or underutilised spaces into vibrant and inventive areas in the central city and suburbs.

kids running under balloons A variety of artistic, social engagement, greening and wayfinding projects in collaboration with local communities to support activities and entertainment have been completed, and contribute to, Christchurch's unique sense of place.

Light up the City

An Enliven Places project is lighting up the city for winter. A lighting trail and an interactive installation will be installed in early July. 

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Projects that have transformed empty spaces into vibrant and inventive spaces.

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Pop-up gardens

Three gardens popped up in Cathedral Square for the 2018/2019 summer.

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Light up the City

Projects that have transformed empty spaces into vibrant and inventive spaces.