PROCESS OF ENGAGEMENT

 

1. Identify stakeholders: activate, mobilize and collaborate in a particular territory with 50/50 support provided by local groups equal to outside funding, even if what is provided is in-kind support. This keeps projects small and practitioners local.

 

2. Map high-risk areas, urban "pressure points," combine scientific data with psychosocial mapping created by residents to prepare participants to address urban issues.

 

3. Mentor community on the mapped spectrums of psychosocial phenomena, and use existing skills for urban design sketches to proceed onto local expertise design.

 

4. Exhibit sketches to the stakeholders; meetings address timelines and brainstorm solutions for mapped psychosocial issues, thus articulating sustainability issues in promoting the end goal.

 

5. Act in shared environments such as building a garden, the creation of a path, to test how a more thorough use of members' skills can be implemented later.

 

6. Showcase, the common collected community story to ensure a second level of input is provided by local expertise. The latter should not trample on the community's original visions for a net zero, zero-waste, energy and water, a holistic community vision for the neighborhood. Arts and culture CSOs are considered the champions to visualize and showcase such visions. Th reason is that in Latin America some of the Arts organizations have been a key stakeholder at uniting different perspectives. 

 

7. Data is then measured and delivered to all stakeholders to evaluate quantifiable results as well as qualitative stories shared. These are done through psychosocial maps that demonstrate the social and environmental landscape of place before and after collective visions are delivered. 

 

(This data is merged with public health data and this determines the next stage of the process for the civil society organizations to continue efforts) 

 

 

URBAN ELEMENTS