Education and Livelihood Upskilling Center for Community in Severe Poverty
Project Location: Philippines
Project Summary: The proposal involves the construction of a multi-purpose center that aims to support 1,000 families who currently live in one of the most poverty stricken areas of the Philippines. The center will comprise classrooms to help local youth pass their high school diploma allowing them to enroll in vocational courses, adult livelihood workshops to teach parents how to manufacture clothes/bags from waste materials and sell them, a kitchen/canteen to provide cooked meals for malnourished children and adults and a health and wellbeing clinic (with doctor, nurse and pre/post-natal care services). Overall, the center will enable these families to access basic services in education, health and livelihood facilities for them to rebuild their lives (by upskilling them) and provide a sustainable income for themselves and allow their children to continue their education.
Gowanus Canal – Climate Risk Analysis
Project Location: US
Project Summary: Arcadis is partnering with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC), a non-profit community organization, to develop climate risk data to inform resilience planning for the neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. The Gowanus Canal is a manmade industrial waterway. Recently, new residential and commercial uses have been developed along sections of the waterway, a trend that is planned to continue through a recently adopted rezoning. The area is also highly vulnerable to coastal flooding and sea level rise. Through this project, Arcadis will examine potential impacts of sea level rise on groundwater tables and assess the conditions of bulkheads along the canal
England to Egypt in 5 Days- The World Record Breaking Heritage of Otterpool
Project Location: UK
Project Summary: The England to Egypt in 5 Days Project will tell the story of the world record breaking flight that took off from RAF Lympne (Otterpool) in June 1919. We will provide a ‘digital-itinerary’ from Otterpool to Cairo and detail the stages of the adventure, involving a rescue of TE Lawrence (of Arabia). This story will be told using a Story Map so that the viewers can go on the journey. We aim to bring this story to the local communities of Lympne, Folkestone, and Hyde and to shine a light on an untold chapter of their history. In 2023, we will provide in-person engagement to local schools, museums, and community centres. This will improve the quality of life for the locals by giving this record-breaking story back to the location where it happened.
PROJECT ALPHA: A Community Empowerment Center for Indigenous People
Project Location: Philippines
Project Summary: Issues on waste management in the Philippines ranges from having no access to an adequate Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), weak policy implementation, or lack of motivation among residents. MARE! Center is a one-stop sustainability-driven waste management solution that includes a cost-effective waste collection system and easy-to-install MRF. The structure to be built will serve as a collection point, education hub and retail booth. It will make use of byproducts from plastic waste such as EcoBricks and EcoLumber. The aims are to construct at least 3 kiosks and 1 permanent MARE! center within the most viable location. The MARE! Center in Taytay will serve as the prototype for other neighboring communities to follow. The structure takes less than a month to be fully constructed, with a year-long training and educational program for the community to operate the MRF on its own.