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With the increased tension in communities on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, new innovative ways are needed to address some of these social issues. These slides were presented at the Cape Peninsula …

With the increased tension in communities on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, new innovative ways are needed to address some of these social issues. These slides were presented at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Research Day Showcase to share the concept of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)

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  • 1. Reconstructing Communities through Research & Innovation By Marlon Parker RLabs
  • 2. “ A Community in Tension is where the wellbeing of Citizens are being threatened”
  • 3.  
  • 4. “ Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” Lin Yutang
  • 5. “ Passionate about reconstructing communities
  • 6. Our mission is to develop and sustain an empowering environment where through teaching, learning, research and scholarship our students and staff, in partnership with the community and industry , are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development.
  • 7. Collaborate
  • 8. “ A reconstructing interaction space for collaborative design, creation, dissemination and application of knowledge for empowerment , upliftment and development of people and communities in or headed for tension through the use of innovative ICT solutions .”
  • 9.  
  • 10. Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships Research
  • 11. Innovative Partnerships – International Visits
  • 12. Innovative Partnerships – Student Engagement
  • 13. Innovative Partnerships – Community Empowerment
  • 14. Champions in Training www.thereconstructed.com www.mom2zero.com
  • 15. Innovative Partnerships – Business/Government Engagement
  • 16.  
  • 17. # of Blog Posts: 1,800 # of Social Network on FaceBook: +10,000 # of Followers on Twitter : +7,000 # of Twitter updates: +60,000
  • 18. # of Subscribers: + 50,000 # of Interactions: +1,500,000
  • 19. Research and Innovation Conclusion…
  • 20. Collaboration / Partnership
  • 21. Reconstructing Communities
  • 22. Reconstructing Communities
  • 23. “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
  • 24. Thank You www.rlabs.org www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920