Toward Community Innovation, Resilience and Sustainability
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According to experts, we're in for more of these freak storms, floods, and natural disasters. Throw in man-made disasters (do you really need references?) and you've got every reason to wonder about the future of housing, communities, and public places.
We love our places in West Virginia, and while it's true that we're really good at coming together for crisis after crisis, and we can make do with very little, there is an argument to be made for planning and design for resilient, durable, healthy homes and communities. There's more to life than surviving personal and public crises.
That's why Create West Virginia is launching an initiative that could not be more timely.
The first step is to create a community-driven fund that backs problem solving, design thinking and entrepreneurship. Read more, and donate to support local innovation here. #BUILDBACKBETTER.
What if we became known for our ingenious building practices, our well designed, beautiful mountain communities that support the diverse human potential of residents, tourists, or visiting family members? It could happen.
In some places, hope floats in the form of flood accommodating housing design. In others, it's on stilts, or incorporates other super cool ideas that make homes and communities more resilient.
Check these ideas out: 7500 Affordable Floating Homes That Could Help Fight London's Criplling Housing Crisis