Color Mapping Urban Slums
Color coded roofs based on presence of children, seniors and people w/ disabilities, so that aerial rescue efforts are well planned.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
Evacuation process is extremely difficult in densely populated urban slums. Due to poor infrastructure and overcrowding, it gets more restricted for children, seniors and people with disabilities to self evacuate.
More often, aerial method of evacuation is implemented in these situations, where people are rescued using a harness and are air-lifted from ground up.
By painting roofs based on number dependents, children and people with disabilities will help aerial rescue crew to focus on houses that need immediate attention.
A standardized color code system as follows can assist in streamlining the rescue plans:
1. Red roofs indicate houses with low ratio of adults to children, so gear with several harness can lift multiple children in one air-lift.
2. Blue roofs indicate houses that host physically disabled individuals, so the harness can be customized for extra padding/cushion to support victim's weight.
3. Yellow roofs indicate where ratio of adults to senior citizen is low.
Having a simple system like this, can help prepare rescue crew in advance and manage resources/gear/tools efficiently.
Feedback from OpenIDEO community:
Enrique Terrado shared about a modular retirement community in Lisbon, where the roof turns bright red when someone inside sounds the alarm.
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The standardized color mapping system can be implemented in high density urban slum communities, where people are not self reliant due to age (too young or too old) or disabilities.
HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
The color mapping urban slum idea is best suited for slums are poorly planned and are often illegal (in India). Due to it's vastness, they cannot be rebuilt so there needs to be a plan that is scale-able without disrupting the existing structure.
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I am a consumer psychologist and passionate about applying consumer research in creating innovative products that simplify people's life!