Civic Hacking in Nepal
BY MIKE ZUCKERMAN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 03, 2015
Mike Zuckerman offers up some personal insights and some inspirational ideas for the what could possibly be the silver lining in Nepal's rebuilding post-earthquake. Moved by a friend who tragically perished on Mt. Everest, he suggests the time is now or never, proposing a bold vision of making creative new cities in the aftermath of disaster that can be a better reflections of the wishes and dreams of its inhabitants.
"It's an important and powerful time. It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."
In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.