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How might we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild the economy so that it is more just, sustainable and resilient.

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Since the COVID19 lockdown established, there have been a conversation about “rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19”.

Quoting Frans Schepers, managing director of Rewilding Europe, in his interview to Forbes.com.

“If people release pressure on nature, as we can see happening now, nature bounces back. There is a huge resilience in nature to restore itself, which gives a lot of hope. It’s also good news for people because we depend on nature and everything it provides, such as clean water and clean air,” Schepers said.


While the lockdown, gives us a reminder of our connection with nature, it also gave a glimpse of how our social system is failing. The forgotten people, the homeless people. This lockdown exposed the real number of people how are hustling daily to survive. 


Hence we are exploring an idea. How might we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild the economy so that it is more just, sustainable and resilient, with a focus on urban spaces?


IDEA


There has already been a push for larger public spaces for the citizens. There are predictions of space being vacant post lockdown, as more office goers will tend to stay home. Office spaces, as well as public parking spaces, will be vacant. 


We are proposing urban farms in these spaces, and possibilities of includes huts for living, as part of these farms. Huts can be offered to homeless people, in return for taking care of this farm and event profit from these as the project evolved. 



What is the need are you focusing on?

Rebuild the economy so that it is more just, sustainable and resilient

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Use spaces that are being abandoned due to the Covid19 economic impact, by adapting them as urban farms to expand urban green spaces as well as to create organic food sources, and generate opportunities to support the homeless.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • No

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Create more green space in urban areas and support socially displaced people.

What is the name of your business or organization?

B.yond

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Strategic Consultancy, we are a global team working from different parts of the world, we collaborate with small and medium enterprises with an aim to democratize innovation

What is your profession?

Marketing

Where are you located (country)?

Peru

Where are you located (region)?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

The cost of implementing the changes needed to transform the spaces Convincing commercial space owners

Website URL

https://waybyond.com

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