The Neighborhood Resilient
We believe that neighborhoods are a fundamental unit of urban resilience. After a significant disruption, there needs to be at least one place in each neighborhood that has structural integrity, locally-self-reliant power, communications and connectivity, up-to-date information about the local community (and local knowledge of the community) and perhaps even local fabrication tools. In other words, a community resilience hub that empowers citizens to self-organize and self-serve.
On June 25th, Frog Design and The Pomegranate Center facilitated a special, day-long collaborative design charrette, which will bring together a network of 150 community leaders, designers, architects, technologists, social innovators, government leaders, disaster response experts, citizens, educators, funders and others to explore how such hubs in different neighborhoods—and regions—might work.