Innovative community planning and engagement solutions
Over the course of 2017, we have created several products to assist in community lead informal settlement upgrading (reblocking), ranging from how-to guides to educational games & tools.
Reblok is a social enterprise centered around improving community upliftment projects through technological innovation.
This initiative came about through a generous grant provided by DEDAT via the Serious about Games Competition
Our research team are developing white-papers around reblocking methodologies, the use of drones in the informal sector, and serious games for community engagement
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If you are a NGO/NPO, urban / community planning consultancy, university researcher, or just someone interested in what we are doing, we’d love to hear from you.
We have developed an objective methodology to measure whether a site is suitable for a community lead Re-blocking
Our winning entry for the Serious About Games competition. The aim of the game was to educate players about the concept of re-blocking. It is intended to be used as a way to introduce the concept to people that are unfamiliar with it
Building on our winning entry, we are creating a game where players can reblock a real settlement, and on completion of the game, an implementation plan is generated. This implementation plan can be used as a basis for a physical reblocking to take place.
We have compiled a how-to guide based on the principles of reblocking, so that an NGO or related partner attempting to implement a reblocking can get a headstart in the process and avoid common stumbling blocks that may arise on the way.