EWB New Zealand and Gap Filler are proud to announce their progress on the Open City Project.
Gap Filler together with Engineers Without Borders is working on a project which is all about sharing sweet free things to do in Christchurch!
Our team of university students, professionals and sought out software developers kicked off the project, from ripping into an outdated parking meter, mapping databases to scaffolding the website and the app.
The new year started with solid progress with tasks ticked off and advancements in debugging. The completed, transformed parking meter will be up in the heart of Christchurch City this July!
Our team is excited to announce that the physical parking meter will be up in Christchurch by July, followed by the Website and App, which will be up and running around June / July.
SHARING SWEET FREE THINGS TO DO
Engineers Without Borders formed a project team of highly qualified Christchurch engineers, including two geotechnical engineers and one cost estimator, who have been donating their time to assist Habitat for Humanity be assisting them with the post-quake repair of a severely damaged Habitat home in Aranui.Read more
EWBNZ is currently running the Warm Homes initiative in Christchurch. This program aims to keep students healthy, toasty and warm over winter by assessing the condition of flats, and then doing what we can to fix any problems. This program has been running for over two years.
- To keep students warm and healthy over the cold winter months.
- To help reduce power bills.
Why is this initiative important?
University students generally have low incomes and live in poor quality housing. Many students have just moved out of the family home and have limited knowledge of efficient heating and energy conservation. During winter, these factors result in cold living environments, higher than manageable power bills, or both.
Cold living environments can easily lead to poor health and wellbeing which negatively impacts university performance and general quality of life.Read more
The Kaitiakitanga Community Energy partnership is aimed at creating a community owned renewable energy enterprise within Te Whanau a Apanui on the NZ’s East Cape. The Kaitiakitanga Community Energy partnership had a great start with the 2013 Odyssey Design Challenge recognising the potential for Te Whanau a Apanui to utilise their natural resources in conjunction with sustainable energy technologies, and bring energy security back to the coast.Read more