Dec 05, 2023 15:56:28 Rebuilding Baltimore: A Community Effort David and Robin discussed their mission to rebuild and renovate parts of Baltimore, focusing on boarded-up blocks. They have acquired 15 properties and are currently working on the first part of the rebuilding process, which involves laying out the properties for demolition. The workers involved in the project are people in recovery, re-entry, or from the streets of Baltimore. David also mentioned plans for a three-story building they bought, which they intend to convert into a carpentry school and a showroom for selling crafted furniture made from old timber pulled from these properties. Gustavo later joined the meeting.
Regenerative Ecosystem Demo Days Briefing". The meeting was a briefing for the upcoming demo days, starting the next day, with a focus on creating experiences and fostering engagement and participation within the regenerative ecosystem. Robin highlighted that the demo days would last for two weeks, from December 6th to December 20th. The theme was to create support and strengthen alliances within the regenerative ecosystem. The meeting also included introductions from Maya, who shared their interest in getting more involved in the community as they transitions from academia, and David, who runs a co-op in Baltimore, Maryland.
Renovation, Equity, and Crypto: Community Regeneration David shared about their project of renovating rundown properties and hiring people coming back from prison or rehab to do the renovation work. They have raised 5 million dollars and have 16 properties in their portfolio. They plan to keep them in the portfolio and rent them out to people in the neighborhood. They distribute equity in the portfolio to the workers who did the renovation work, tenants who move in, and other community stakeholders. David also mentioned a project to convert a rundown building into a carpentry school using the wood from the renovation. Gustavo, with 7 years of experience in the crypto space, expressed interest in understanding how crypto technologies can aid regenerative communities. Robin, a digital community coordinator, shared about the unconference format and encouraged everyone to propose questions or conversations that they find important. David expressed interest in exploring how their project could bridge with web3.
Community Conversation: Exploring Solutions David and Robin discussed the idea of hosting a community conversation around a powerful question, with the aim of inviting people to explore potential solutions. Robin offered to send David the conference form to help organize this session. Gustavo also expressed interest in facilitating liberating structures during the conference. The team then discussed the topic of community engagement and the potential questions and issues that could be explored in more depth during the session.
Demo Days Schedule and Agenda Co-Creation Maya expressed their inability to attend the official start of the demo days due to schedule conflicts but showed interest in attending future sessions. Robin agreed to share a calendar link with Maya so they could keep track of the demo days' schedule. The team also discussed the co-creation of the agenda for the upcoming sessions. David mentioned that they had to leave early due to travel plans but had found the session productive. The team also discussed the structure of the upcoming sessions.
Next steps David will fill out the conference form with his ideas for a session during the demos.