By 2045, an estimated six billion people will live in cities. As climate change sets in, with temperatures and sea levels rising and weather patterns becoming more erratic, cities will have to be able to respond to the changes with additional pressure from increased populations. OpenIDEO’s Amplify’s Urban Resilience Challenge, together with the Global Resilience Partnership is exploring new ideas for communities in urban slums to adapt, transform, and thrive as they meet the challenges presented by climate change. Amplify, a global network focused on tackling challenges in international development and specifically on resilience in urban slums states:
“as we build our cities to make room for growing populations and changing climate, it isn’t enough to solve for any single issue or protect against any one risk. We have the opportunity to transform social structures, small-scale infrastructure, communication systems and the way we use existing resources to build better, more resilient, places to live, work and play.”
The challenge is opening up opportunities for individuals, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, and designers to collaborate across sectors, address multiple challenges, create change, and prepare for the future.
Learn more about the challenge and submit your own ideas here.