In the midst of climate change, a global pandemic, and an increasingly complex world, urban communities are in need of novel ways to adapt to the new conditions. Climate change causes unprecedented affects to cities around the world. Effects such as heatwaves (unusually hot weather for an extended period of time), the social challenge in focus, can impact human health severely, especially of those in poor condition. The European heatwave in 2003, claimed nearly 70,000 lives. Modern lifestyles, institutions, social processes, and the built environment are not prepared for a rapid succession of extreme weather conditions. Life in crisis is potentially a constant condition. Communities are in need of proactive, distributed, and collective decision-making.