The creation of a trail or route which links isolated rural and urban communities in Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire, via a series of contemplative markers or 'contemplations seats'. The sites must be accessible for pedestrians, cyclists or by public transport links. Within a 25 mile radius of Bedford town centre there a unique mixture of communities with differing cultural heritages and identities and ...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).
Second (and more) homes contribute to the housing shortage and to house price inflation. But politicians don't seem too interested - perhaps because many of them have second homes! This idea is to develop a GIS by combining OS and LR data to identify second homes, map them and present an independent report on their effect on the housing market and the potential for freeing up this resource for people who need houses.
Planning authorities are very powerful bodies in the UK. At present most homes are barely affordable to new entrants to the market. If plaaning authorities were to impose conditions on new builds in brownfield and urban areas, this problem could remedied. They should enforce 3 storey construction on all new builds. New builds should have a ground floor flat and 1st and 2nd floor traditional family residence. This emulates ...more »
The idea is to design Urban Terraced Housing on Brownfield Site Locations in Northern Wastelands; OS Mapping will be used to survey and locate experiemental sites and the Public will be encouraged to engage in the design and self build process.
With so many derelict buildings we could re-use, all we see is the graffiti, the broken windows, overgrown weeds and smashed down walls.
What if we could visualise these buildings how they should look. Then people will see the benefit and rally behind implementing change. By holding up your phone over a derelict building it will show how the building and area could look once developed.
Government forecasters expect the population of the UK to increase to around 80 million by 2051 and possibly over 100 million by 2081. As a result between 15 and 35+ million extra people will have to be accommodated. Yet we have no agreed national housing strategy, nor any consensus on how it might be delivered. ConnectedCities is a National Sustainable Development Strategy which integrates the most sustainable brownfield ...more »
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.
Build for me would provide a platform to bring together potential self build or renovation investors with builders or renovation specialists to enable affordable property creation. It would use lists of empty properties, land development sites, (or allow for individual owners to list) potential opportunities. Either developers or investors could propose a site too. By acting as a brokerage site, the site could become ...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 »
In the UK, buying a property is very problematic and difficult. Not only the housing prices and fees are very expensive, but also there is lots of information around. So that First Time Buyers face so many difficulties. Although UK Government seems to help the first time buyers with some schemes or developing some housing policies, %80 of the citizens think that there is shelter and housing problem in the UK (Ipsos MORI ...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 »
Planning Eye is a tool to allow the understanding and analysis of the types of planning applications that are submitted to local authorities. So that people can make more efficient planning applications and understand underlying planning policy