Christchurch mayor Bob Parker says rebuilding a low-rise, sustainable city is top of the list for an overwhelming number of residents.
Mr Parker says council staff have been bombarded with more than 80,000 suggestions for the rebuilding of Christchurch as part of the Share an Idea campaign, which ended on Monday.
Mr Parker says the majority of residents want quake-stricken Christchurch to be rebuilt as a sustainable, pedestrian-friendly city, with more accessible and reliable public transport.
He says council staff are considering all the ideas, which have been gathered over the past month through door knocking, community meetings and websites.
Mr Parker says the ideas will be compiled into a draft Central City Plan which will be opened for public consultation in August.
The final plan is expected by Christmas.