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 human behaviours, how to work with diverse stakeholders, and how to navigate complexities.
Understanding human behaviours helps us to create engaging programs that lead to better outcomes, whether it’s to reduce food waste, increase take-up on green initiatives, and minimize barriers to circular initiatives.
This workshop is conducted by Regenerative Space, a design studio with a mission to co-create solutions with community members and social and environmental organizations 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 is free of charge.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions in Toronto, this workshop will be held online. Please register to receive the link.