Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Citizen Planner: Gamifying the housing system

The game that gives citizens the key to the city, enabling new and community-driven ideas for city-space based on real life planning data. This tool will help citizens understand what can be done in practice, while giving professionals and decision-makers the ability to assess public acceptance of proposals.


The map, following on from, would visualise development opportunities using data on existing land use, transport links, land ownership and planning restrictions. Users create sets of alternatives – ‘masterplans’ – which will be scored on a range of criteria, such as housing-need met, carbon footprint per resident, loss of agricultural land, transport network capacity, land value uplift, costs of development and likely delivery timescale. Registered users will be able save plans, share them with other users, and participate in polls to vote for their favourite.



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Idea No. 424