Future Vision is a tool to help communities to engage with disaster and resilience planning before disaster strikes. The more information and tools our cities and communities have ahead of time, the more resilient we become when natural hazards occur. Future Vision provides these tools, increasing community resilience to climate change by spreading information, awareness and civic collaboration in public transit hubs.
A series of modular add-ons to existing transportation hubs, Future Vision models become community outreach, data gathering, and planning tools that educate users about what’s going on in their areas, spreading the word about emergency plans, and asking for public feedback on how to improve those plans before major changes strike.
In all models, interactive touch screens are embedded within modular furniture, presenting & collecting information in ways that encourage physical interaction. All models provide charge outlets & wifi, welcoming users to linger & absorb more information.
The Future Vision system is designed for deployment in transit hubs across the globe. If a region has internet access and an existing transit network, Future Vision can provide valuable resilience planning services. Local and national governing bodies are invited to deploy these models in their urban centers, retrofitting the digital education experiences where necessary to respect local language and cultural norms.
Future vision was a finalist in the 2017 Best Climate Practices Competition and the 2017 MIT Anticipating Climate Hazards Competition.