Dr Christina Hanna

Qualifications: BEP Waikato, PhD Waikato

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About Christina

Christina's research examines the governance of risk reduction and climate change adaptation, with a focus on the role of environmental planning. An important research theme is the application of managed retreat to reduce risks to human lives, assets, and ecosystems. More broadly, Christina's research encompasses:

  • Environmental governance
  • Local government law and planning in New Zealand
  • Environmental policy and law
  • Adaptive planning
  • Special focus areas - resource management instruments and frameworks, planning methods, spatial planning,  collaborative planning and community resilience


Climate; Environment; Environmental Policy and Politics; Environmental Resources and Planning; Environmental Risks

Managed retreat

Research Interests

Managed retreat, climate change adaptation, environmental policy, adaptive planning

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Hanna, Dr Christina 9324 channa I.2.12 Environmental Planning