How design can help to create climate-resilient communities
Jan 27 2022
event: workshop in-person

From forest fires destroying entire communities in British Columbia, to powerful storms ripping through cities in Ontario, we’re experiencing environmental disasters made worse by climate change. In addition to mitigating the climate crisis, we also need to work on the preparedness and adaptation strategies, to increase the resiliency of local communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from environmental disasters.

Design offers a set of tools and approaches that can be useful in understanding how to work with community members, organizations, businesses, and policy makers to co-create, implement programs, and achieve the intended outcomes for climate emergencies preparedness. Design uses human-centred approaches to gather insights around what motivates people, how to work with diverse stakeholders, and how to navigate complexities.

This workshop is conducted by Regenerative Space, a design studio with a mission to co-create solutions to enable resilient communities and a thriving planet. In this 2-hour interactive workshop, we will use techniques from IMPROV, user segmentation, and idea generation to understand complex environmental issues, how they relate to community living, and how to design effective interventions and drive intended outcomes.

This workshop will be conducted in-person at the Lemay office, unless the Ontario Health Guidelines do not permit in-person events. You need to be 18 years old and older to participate. Participants are required to use mobile phones that can connect to the Internet and move around in the room. No food or drinks will be served during the workshop.

We will be taking photos and/or videos at the workshop to be used in Regenerative Space and Lemay’s publication and promotional materials. They will be stored securely, and we will delete them after they are no longer needed. By signing up to the workshop, you’re giving us the permission to take, store, and use your photos and/or videos.


Regenerative Space


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Muryani Kasdani
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