Biomimicry can generate ideas and provide alternatives for the development of vulnerable communities through the understanding of their problems and long-term aspirations.

Taking a participatory approach, it is expected that interactions can be generated with these communities whereby the vision for their future is understood. For this, it is desired to generate activities where voices from the community are taken into account for the collective wellbeing achievement. Under this vision, the individual is at the center of development through their empowerment and agency. The next stage includes the use of the concepts involved in biomimicry to inform about possible solutions for these populations at three levels:

Implementation of a sustainable architecture through which the needs of the community can be met. The approach must be inspired by nature. In the case that this is the suggested approach, it is desirable to have accurate information regarding the costs project’s execution times.
Sustainable, productive economy models or implementation of a physical process in the community. This differs from forms in that it could include one or more ways to generate a dynamic sequence of actions that can improve community welfare. If relevant, costs and execution times of the intervention would be presented.
It is desired to generate systemic models that allow the organizational development and the governance of the group. Here, unrecognized rights can be exposed across a bridge between the community, the state, and NGO’s. The community is conceived as an ecosystem that performs multiple functions and that interacts among its components in order to obtain an optimal overall result.

By the visualization of the problem and possible solutions revealed in the case study, it is expected that the community will benefit, either through suggestions, or even through support for the implementation of the project. In the same way, it is desired that the interested parties can interact virtually through our website. Also, as a support for each case, we hope to obtain content such as community photos, their voices, perceptions and opinions. 

At the moment, we are in the process of selecting community problems in different regions of the world for the development of specific cases. We invite you and the entire GreenRoad community to suggest cases that can be chosen.

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