“How Might We increase local engagement to make cities resilient?” This question captured our desire to build on the increasing awareness of sustainability, which has not yet been sufficiently translated into action.
And our solution is a “Sustainability/Preparedness ‘Eurovision-like’ Contest between local communities”. It not only combined ideas of competition, festivals, and resilience that we had already thought of but also provided citizens and local governments a platform to visibly celebrate and spread successful sustainability solutions.
It was born as a result of all the ideating and dialogue, particularly the ideas of engaging communities, having an international-level contest, and encouraging knowledge transfer. These foundations made it easy and fun to come up with details and a prototype for our solution.