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Peter is a Senior lecturer in the sociology of law and a researcher on resilience of all forms. His work includes co-director of Climate Futures (2011-2015), Director of Social Science (2008-2012) and he was a founding member of the Global Resilience Collaborative (2013).
His research looks at the positive and negative potentials that affect the challenging process of building resilience and he is actively engaged in developing new projects that encourage proactive learning for transformative resilience around the world.
I think there is potential cross-over here with this project https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/turning-garbage-into-trees
Again the local user access and collaborative elements of project generation can be enhanced to make this look more like a resilience building exercise that goes beyond infrastructure. I'd really like to see a discussion of the community end-user being brought out.
Gatekeepers into the community are really important. There needs to be a sense of exploring WITH the community what they WANT to do, not just going in and 'fixing' them. The project looks broad and well thought out but the resilience building elements need to be more explicit, especially around collaboration with the end-users - the local inhabitants.
You can also link through one of the proposed projects on city-wide learning networks proposed by some of my colleagues at SEI https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/connecting-urban-slums-for-resilience