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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 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& InnovationBy Marlon ParkerRLabs

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 todevelopandsustainanempowering environmentwherethrough teaching, learning, research and scholarship our students and staff, inpartnership with the communityandindustry , are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development. 7. Collaborate 8. Areconstructing interactionspace for collaborative design, creation, dissemination andapplication of knowledge forempowerment ,upliftmentanddevelopmentofpeople and communitiesin or headed for tension through the use ofinnovative 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