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.
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).
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
There are many homes that are currently big enough for the home owner but are leaking heat or have outdated heating systems which leads to a household with poor living conditions or drives up the price of heating and electricity bills massively. The typical house that would be ideal for the Power My House app would have: A. Solid walls such as sandstone or granite. B. Oil or outdated gas boiler. C. South facing Roof. ...more »
Safeguarding of Development Delivered to Meet Local Need Developments approved as meeting a local need will be subject to planning conditions and/or planning obligations to require the first occupants to be existing residents of the town with a local connection meeting one of the following categories: For the purposes of this policy, local-needs groups for whom such housing is considered appropriate are: a. First-time ...more »
We will encourage buy to lets homes and second/holiday homes to return to the market.
3.9 million buy to lets /privately rented (2013) 1.2 million second homes totalling 5.1 million homes that could be released to house some of the 5.5 million currently queuing to be house owners.
Most mortgage applications are to the Financial Institution that you bank with. People aren’t expert and they believe that their “Bank” will treat them fairly. Its only independent table producers (such as What Mortgage, Financial Advisor, Moneywise) that actually show all available mortgages including those that do not pay commission. It would greatly ease a young person(s) finances to have the best/cheapest mortgage ...more »
Information is central to making better and informed housing choices. The idea is to bring housing information from a range of sources to a central accessible point through an app, with a website backup for larger devices. Information would range from that which is nationally available such as house prices and rents to local information such as the availability of private rented and affordable homes provided by councils ...more »
A solution for better living space could be to design a public policy promoting flat and house sharing between people of different generations. This innovative policy would benefit all parties involved, while tackling the increasing problem of spatial segregation by age. Elderly people would feel more socially satisfied and less lonely causing probably the rate of depression in people over age 65 to decline. They would ...more »