Next week, I will be in Sheffield attending the EcoDA symposium on Open Source Urban Resilience, a two-year European project EcoDA, Experimental co-Design Approaches, based at the University of Sheffield:
The project has investigated ways of scaling community resilience practices and opportunities for using digital technologies to sustain these processes. A number of local organisations and groups across three countries (UK, France, Romania) have been involved as part of the project in dealing with these questions:
How might community resilience practices access and use resources so that they become sustainable in the longer term?
How might individual initiatives be amplified and result in wider-scale urban transformations?
What forms of governance and types of platforms are needed in order to support scaling processes?
What kinds of tools could enable a commoning of resilience practices and how might these tools be co-designed?
The Symposium will extend these questions to a wider audience of practitioners and academics with the aim of collectively discussing and initiating a wider platform for commoning resilience practices.
DAY 1: Scaling Community Resilience Practices
10:30-11:00 // Registration & Coffee
11:00-11:15 // Welcome & Introduction
11:15-11:45 // Keynote on Governing Transitions to Urban Resilience
11:45-13:30 // Thematic sessions:
Resourcing community resilience practice
Governing networks of community resilience hubs
Establishing and sustaining alternative civic institutions
14:00-14:45 // Lunch & project presentations
14:45-16:00 // Workshops: How can we amplify the impact of individual community resilience initiatives and achieve wider-scale urban transformations?
16:00-16:15 // Coffee break
16:15-17:30 // Convening session
DAY 2: Digital Tools for a Shared Resilience Platform
08:45-09:15 // Registration & Coffee
09:15-09:45 // Keynotes on Platforms for Urban Resilience
09:45-12:00 // Workshops: Co-designing a shared platform:
Introduction to EcoDA platform prototype
Thematic workshop sessions: What kinds of tools are needed to sustain scaling processes?
12:00 – 13:00 // Lunch & project presentations
13:00-14:45 // Round-table discussion: What forms of governance are needed to sustain these scaling processes?
14:45-15:00 // Coffee break
15:00-15:30 // Final reflections and closing