Many online improvement services are effective but constrained, initiatives such as Fix My Street focus upon issues with existing infrastructure rather than suggestions for improvements. “IWLINM” allows anyone to suggest something new in an unconstrained manner, be it a disabled ramp up some steps, a corner shop to buy newspapers, some tree planting or maybe even a suggestion to rename a street. These suggestions can ...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).
Bringing housing development down to a micro level by identifying small potential plots held by local authorities, housing associations and companies. In combination with the WikiHouse project, open source, easy to build architecture, this could lead to increased development for affordable homes.
Our whole house, energy efficiency planning tool will empower householders to understand current energy usage and take control of future energy demand. It will enable householders to take a 'whole house' approach to retrofit, creating an action plan for installation of multiple, complimentary improvements in order to meet 80% energy reduction targets - the kind of levels we need to hit to make our 2050 carbon reduction ...more »