The R3 Challenge proposed that a Superstorm decimated the vulnerable areas in Northeast Florida. If that happened, how should we, and should we, rebuild? While the storm we imagined will never happen exactly as we imagined it, the challenge is to help us imagine the disaster before it happens and begin to think through what we should do. Three categories of ideas and images were part of the challenge:
- Coastal Communities
- Urban Environments
- Ecological and Waterbody Networks
The Northeast Florida Regional Council had an exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo Party for the Planet on April 16, 2016. Young people formed teams at that event and contributed artwork and ideas to the challenge. The Zoo Teams in each of the three categories have won the challenge! See their work posted on the R3 Challenge webpage at http://www.rcinef.org/R3challenge.html.
NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE!
Until June 26, 2016, Northeast Floridians can vote for their favorite team. Just click the survey link on the webpage. Then join us at a celebration of the winners and the other action items of the Public/Private Regional Resiliency Committee at an event on June 27, 2016 at Council offices at 3pm. Registration is not required but is encouraged. Find us on Eventbrite by searching for Jacksonville events and Regional Resiliency Evening Exchanges.
For more information on the NEFRC and its members, please visit our website at www.nefrc.org.