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SF72

DESCRIPTION

The project goal was to connect city residents to each other for support through their own networks during natural disasters. IDEO, teamed up with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SF DEM), responsible for managing emergency situations, undertook the challenge to help residents prepare for unexpected accidents and disasters. While no one can be totally prepared for a natural disaster, people who are most connected within a local network fare better in an emergency. The outcome of the project is SF72, a platform that helps residents connect in times of emergency and supports residents to survive critical 72 hours in an emergency situation before outside help reaches the city. Five fundamental principles are: get and stay connected, gather supplies, watch the news, make a plan, and have access to an updated Google map. An open-source toolkit has also been made available to other cities thus enabling them to create City72 portals on their own.

SF72

JUSTIFICATION

The project success comes from the fact that the platform allowed development of similar solutions for public safety and keeping the residents connected in other cities. It is a good example of a Socially Responsible Design, as it was tailored to the needs of city residents and publically accessible.

REFERENCES

https://www.ideo.com/case-study/designing-a-city-emergency-plan

IMAGE SOURCE

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TYPE OF EXAMPLE

 

GOOD

DETAILS

AUTHORS

IDEO

YEAR

2014

PREPARED FOR

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

COUNTRY

USA

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