The project aims to build collaborations and mobilize collective citizen action at the neighbourhood-level, towards understanding climate change and co-creating community-led initiatives for stronger adaptive capacities. Through a participatory planning process piloted in the Cambridge Area of Singapore, the outcome is to foster greater community ownership, resilience and preparedness to cope with the impacts of climate change at the local neighbourhood level.
Through a series of engagement activities which include pop-up booths, tactical demonstrations, community workshops and prototyping, the effort will invite residents to share and contribute ideas for building climate resilience as a community in the Cambridge Road neighbourhood, suggest and test ideas for community initiatives and projects that can help build up adaptive capacity for the neighbourhood, learn and engage in participatory planning and budgeting for community projects and co-create prototypes or initiate programs and deploy them within the Cambridge Road neighbourhood.
Rebuild by Design is partnering with the Centre for Liveable Cities whose mission is “to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities” by using Research, Capability Development, Advisory and Knowledge Platforms. The project partners include Participate in Design, Make Public, and the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) programme under the Singapore-ETH Centre.
Through these activities, the Centre for Livable Cities provides urban leaders and practitioners with the knowledge and support needed to make our cities better.