Greta Byrum’s Resiliency Work, in Next City

Greta Byrum’s Resiliency Work, in Next City

In the event of a destructive storm, a homemade local WiFi network that connects residents can mean the difference between neighborhood resilience and neighborhood devastation. Greta Byrum’s Resilient Communities project at New America is pioneering “mesh” networks that can function as recovery hubs after a disaster. “Our work has been this long process of figuring out the social aspects of developing local community-run infrastructure,” says Byrum. Learn more in “Yesterday’s Internet Isn’t Good Enough for Tomorrow’s Cities.”

Photo courtesy of New America Weekly
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