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About grant

Grant Ryan is an addicted inventor/entrepreneur (YikeBike, SLI-Systems, GlobalBrain) and is on the board of Canterbury Development Corporation and Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Example of elevated garden city concept for a block

This is an example of how the elevated garden city could look for an entire block in the city. The key things that are a little different and more practical than initial concepts are: The elevated garden is only one … Continue reading

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So what next? How can you help?

Firstly – what a clever lot you all are….fantastic set of ideas and discussion that is very cool to see it evolving in interesting directions. It feels like you have taken ownership of this already which is exactly what we … Continue reading

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Christchurch’s Elevated Garden City

The opportunity The 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes are an opportunity to create something special in Christchurch. Imagine a garden city where we took the Manhattan rooftop garden to whole new level. Given that most people in the CBD will not want … Continue reading

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