Regional Resilience Building using Games to Accelerate Creativity and Collaboration
Pathways to regional resilience sometime require using playing cards, game boards, and points. Inspired by the opportunity to create and facilitate a regional resilience game for the greater Milwaukee region. Twenty-eight municipalities represented and dozens of organizations including Fortune 500s, developers, academic institutions (public & private), environmental and social NGOs, and health care providers “played the game” to surface top risk categories for the Regional Resilience Infrastructure Plan being spearheaded by Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District (www.mmsd.com) and supported by Veolia, TNC, and SEWRPC. Stay tuned for updates on results. The creative context of a “game” can help accelerates agreement on complex choices – particularly on topics such as community resilience building.