People-powered places and infrastructure that support them

Creating resilient communities takes more than good leaders and the latest technologies. It also takes people power — informed and engaged citizens weighing in on what will make their neighborhoods more healthy, equitable and verdant. 

Antwi Akom, professor and co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED) and entrepreneur behind Streetwyze discusses at VERGE 2015 in San Jose the importance of people empowering infrastructure with Harriet Tregoning, principal deputy assistant of the US Housing and Urban Development Department.