How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

What problems are there in your neighbourhood and what barriers are stopping you and your local council improving them?


Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified Could your idea help solve any of these or other problems in your neighbourhoods?
Remember the best ideas can win a slice of £115,000 in funding.
The problems are grouped into 7 main themes:

Theme 1: Anti-community behaviour
Theme 2: Investing in the future of our youth
Theme 3: Cost of living
Theme 4: Loss of the High Street
Theme 5: Know your citizens, know your council
Theme 6: Sense of community
Theme 7: The council ‘business model’

The Challenge closed at 12 noon on 28 March 2012

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@richardfry)

Safe Areas

The Safe Areas web portal will provide a community focused website which will allow users to view, explore and contribute data relating to road safety. Users will be presented with a map based interface displaying road safety information such as accident data, traffic calming measures, speed surveys and crowd sourced data. They will be able to feed back concerns to the local council and contact their PCSO for the community. ...more »

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How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@nicolahillary)

Schools in Transition: Mapping Local Communities

In the Transition movement we are addressing the challenges of diminishing cheap energy and climate change by creating local solutions and more resilient, connected communities. We are now developing a simple programme towards being embedded in place and community that any school can follow. This takes young people into being stewards of their local eco-systems and active participants in their communities. We do this ...more »

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2 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@laura01)

Come To Your Senses: Mapping & Sharing a Sense of Place

We would like to run an online prototype website to test how we can display the data we collect during public mapping pop-up events that we organise. Initially we would like to add data to a website so that a project we start can be viewed and continued online. This map would use strong graphic representation of different types of experiential data: symbols and colours to mark emotions and sensory data but also support ...more »

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3 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@chrpor)

Wildlife Mapping Project: Moston Community Stadium

The Moston Wildlife Mapping Project will use the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API to allow local community groups and individuals to create accurate, accessible and user-friendly maps of local wildlife sightings, flora and fauna, walking routes as well as environmental work and community wildlife activities undertaken. The project will be based around FC United’s proposed new community stadium and public space in Moston, ...more »

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1 vote

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@regeneratetrustnickgardham)

Community Animation Mapping Strengths and Assets

Using a systematic process of listening that starts with a conversation exploring what people love about their communities and what they would like to see change or done differently, we will meet 600 people from identified neighbourhoods and we will unearth the latent strengths, skills and talents of local people and map these digitally using detailed Ordnance Survey maps. We will then support and enable the formation ...more »

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2 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@david.lock)

Can GI help the High Street

With the current financial situation and the increase of out of town shopping centres the UK high street is struggling to survive. Some towns have developed their own loyalty schemes and even currency to try and increase footfall but how can GI help to support the local town centre? But this GI could go further and support cross selling and other joint marketing initiatives in the town centre. Can an online presence help ...more »

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How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@simon01)

street school

street school is a digital and physical platform that allows anyone to run classes for people in their community in exchange for goods and services. These classes can be on anything from cookery to construction. The main aim is to help people ‘monetise’ their existing skills and knowledge while creating new connections within communities through the exchange of these skills and knowledge.

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3 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@jsb000)

Wandelwelt: co-creating a vision for future neighbourhoods

Wandelwelt is a start-up organisation whose aim is to help communities develop a shared vision for the future of their neighbourhoods. Social problems exist in all communities but each community and neighbourhood is unique- a specific place with specific people facing their own challenges. Places, such as neighbourhoods are complex and often fragile systems, and as we know, one-size-fits all solutions don't work in these ...more »

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6 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@ed0000)

Sustaination - food enterprise mapping & communication

We network food enterprises to more effectively work together, and promote themselves to their communities. Our open-data platform helps citizens map food-webs, highlighting opportunities for innovation, engagement, and re-localisation. We instigate projects (eg '30days, 30miles') to share knowledge and change habits, leveraging our key partner networks.

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