SCIRT and Red Cross Collaboration

SCIRT and Red Cross Collaboration

Wanting to create a better environment for the residents of an earthquake-hit city, the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) and the New Zealand Red Cross (NZRC) joined forces to identify opportunities for project collaboration.

Post-quake, SCIRT and NZRC shared a purpose-built office in pursuit of a shared goal of aiding the recovery of the city and the multiple communities left traumatised. Co-working helped lead to the realisation of those goals.

Utilising the strengths and skills of an engineering entity and a humanitarian organisation, a "design thinking" workshop in February 2015 focused on collaborative opportunities that could be trialled. Concepts were identified, prototyped and refined.

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Glossary terms:

  • NZRC - New Zealand Red Cross