We are going to produce a toolkit that will equip individuals, communities, Housing Associations, Community Councils, schools, business, as well as campaign groups to play an active role in improving and ensuring delivery of high quality routes that connect communities to each other and the places they work and play. The development of routes that have a real impact on the numbers of people walking and cycling will ...more »
How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?
This GeoVation Challenge is now closed. The winners of this Challenge were
My Home Energy Planner £25,000
Democratising Development (now 'Land Unlocked') £24,000
Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified and register or log in to the Challenge. You can also comment on or rate ideas
The best ideas can win a slice of £101,000 in funding to develop innovative ventures that make best use of Ordnance Survey data and Land Registry licensable data, technology and good design to address the problems
The problems are grouped into 4 main themes:
Theme 1: Affordability
Theme 2: Availability
Theme 3: Accessibility & Infrastructure
Theme 4: Assets (best use of)
Please state which theme your ideas addresses.
The challenge ran from 10 September 2014 to 19 November 2014 (12noon).
The affordability and suitability of a property should be measured in more than simply it's rental or purchase value and we intend to create a web-service that does just this. For example, it may be that by living 2 miles further from work housing costs (rent, tax) are significantly reduced, but transport costs are increased. So what is the overall cost of living in that property over a 10 year period? Also add into ...more »
Research reveals a lack of understanding amongst practitioners, professionals, housing providers, and developers of how neighbourhoods can be transformed to provide better places to live. Despite there being no shortage of research or guidance from the built environment sector on what makes a better place to live, there is little evidence that this guidance is actually being put into practice. As we have limited land ...more »
We can all live in better places simply by getting involved. We all know the empty, unloved corners of our neighbourhoods. It might be that derelict building down the road, the empty garages around the corner, the unused car park at work or even the large overgrown garden next door. Well curse and swear no longer. Whether you are a land owner, a neighbour, a potential self-builder or simply a passer by, you can help ...more »
Our idea addresses the four themes but in reverse order for Custom & Self Build projects. Assets: Availability of identified brownfield or greenbelt site / plots will be made accessible. Infrastructure: Service plots that are already up and running will be identified. Availability: Assets & Service plots will be identified, and made accessible for registration. Affordability: By utilizing Buildeco’s standardised house ...more »
We will create a more efficient ecosystem for housing associations by creating an Asset Management Platform that will make Smart suggestions around current held assets and potential transactions that will produce better outcomes, such as bringing empty homes back into use more quickly to meet increasing demand in a reduced funding environment. The Asset Management Platform will support housing associations to consolidate ...more »
There is a strong need for a system that combines UK-wide planning application data into one place, to help local communities act on new developments in their area, by giving a whole range of new third-party websites the ability to incorporate planning application data easily. Being able to use this data means that communities are in a much stronger position to influence local neighbourhood plans and housing developments, ...more »