It Takes a Village: The Rise of Community-Driven Infrastructure

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Media Outlet: The Atlantic

Thinking local—and integrating social engagement into systems planning—means reimagining infrastructure as we know it. Networks of local residents can solve challenges more cheaply, quickly, and effectively than massive public-works projects.


Greta Byrum is the director of the Resilient Communities program at New America. She reimagines the way we design, build, and manage communications systems to support local residents as leaders, organizers, and preparedness experts.