Resilience Case Study: Building Cape Town’s resilience qualities through design thinking
  Aug 19, 2019     Resilient Cape Town, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilience, Case Study, courses, research, green economy, education, skills development, training, Cape Town, GreenCape, general, Document, Library, News

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.

Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).

GreenCape has published a resilience case study looking at how to build resilient people and communities through design thinking skills development, appropriately titled: Building Cape Town’s resilience qualities through design thinking.

This case study focuses on a Design Thinking Workshop for primary school learners. The aim of the workshops was to provide learners with a new set of skills which they can employ when problem solving for real world challenges.and provides:

  • an overview of design thinking and how it can support resilience;
  • a summary of the activities done with primary school learners; and
  • key themes and general lessons that emerged from this approach.

To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).