Once in A Lifetime
City-building After Disaster in ChristchurchBook - 2014 | First edition.
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There were two essential non-fiction New Zealand books to read this year - and this was one of them. I especially liked that it didn't become an overly academic exercise - it has curiosity, diversity, and a plethora of ideas.
Donna_R Oct 21, 2014
Once in a lifetime is not an academic tome; it's a Christchurch conversation between smart people. A highly recommended read.