Neighbourhood Nests: Fostering community resilience in multi-unit residential buildings

people enjoying a ground floor condo amenity with infrastructure like backup power generator and medication fridge, plus a curator person; empty room for a pandemic or a populated space in extreme weather crisis; progressing back to normal
  • qLab
Tags:
  • Sustainable Design
  • Inclusive Design
  • Resilience
We’ve been thinking a lot about community resilience, sheltering in place and how the built environment can be adapted to support individuals’ ability to bounce back. Are our buildings equipped to respond to shocks and stressors, such as climate change related emergencies and pandemics? A team of our sustainability, resilience, wellness and design experts have been exploring that question in the context of multi-unit residential buildings with their concept project Neighbourhood Nests: Fostering community resilience in multi-unit residential buildings.

Check it out:

people enjoying a ground floor condo amenity with infrastructure like backup power generator and medication fridge, plus a curator person; empty room for a pandemic or a populated space in extreme weather crisis; progressing back to normal

Project Team: Michelle Xuereb, Ken Brooks, Lorene Casiez, Jesse Klimitz and Liga Brammanis