We are so proud to hear that RAPIDO, the disaster recovery housing pilot program led by our former student Elaine Morales with BCworkshop, has been awarded 1st place in the Social Impact category of the Place by Design Competition at the SXSW Eco 2015 conference, a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.
“The Rapido model starts recovery activities prior to a disaster. We call it precovery. Precovery means pre-designing to increase the variety and quality of home designs available, pre-procurement to allow housing recovery to start at the earliest, and preparedness and training to build reliable teams that support local jurisdictions and assist families through the recovery phase. By investing in precovery activities communities will be better prepared to recover.” – [RAPIDO Place by Design Competition pitch]