How do we design resilient cities?

Two recent Emily Carr graduates were selected to present their grad show project, the Neighbour Hub, at the Global Grad Show in Dubai. The event, taking place November 13th-17th 2018, is an annual expo of innovative projects from design and technology schools around the world. Emi Webb (BDes 2018) and Steph Koenig (BDes 2018), the creators of Neighbour Hub, were the only applicants chosen from all of Canada.

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Emily Carr University
Smart technology, and smarter communities

As our cities embark on “Smart City Challenges” and compete for global recognition for their state-of-the-art technology, it is important to keep our priorities straight. The appeal of smart technology as a tool for building resilience is often misinterpreted as a replacement for other crucial tools, such as strong social cohesion, local contextual knowledge and experiential learning.

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Spacing Vancouver
The Neighbour Hub: community resilience

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains on Canada’s west coast, beautiful Vancouver sits on the meeting point of two tectonic plates, which means we face a one in five chance of experiencing a serious crustal or megathrust earthquake in the next 50 years.

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