Enliven places programme

The Enliven Places Programme (formerly Transitional Cities Programme) transforms underutilised sites into vibrant and welcoming public spaces. We support the community to deliver temporary projects and events that enhance amenity and activity.

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Our temporary projects include artistic installations, greening, and wayfinding, each contributing to regeneration and Christchurch's unique sense of place. 

We can help you bring Christchurch to life

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Enliven Places funding

Funding is available to contribute to Christchurch’s regeneration with positive and creative temporary projects.

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Access or offer a vacant space

Life in Vacant Spaces matches property owners with individuals who have creative ideas for temporary projects.

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Placemaking partners

Find out how you can get involved with groups whose urban regeneration projects help make the city more vibrant.

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Artworks and beautification

Beautifying city areas with colour, greenery, sculpture and lighting features.

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Street improvements and wayfinding

Pedestrian-friendly projects that support movement and a sense of discovery.

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Placemaking and activation

Transforming spaces into vibrant and interactive places for people.