Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

How can we make greener smarter communities in Britain?
(@watkin56)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Greenspace Events App

The use of green spaces for events and activities can often go unnoticed and undiscovered in the local area. It is common that people want to try new activities or go to new events but get frustrated searching through the internet or social media. Our idea is to create an app which will act to help discover, promote and attend events. This might include fitness events (yoga, runs, etc.) or events (mass picnics, promo ...more »

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3 votes
(@bulbstudios)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Recyclopedia – taking the pain out of recycling.

Recycling of food and product packaging is a simple and widely accepted way for consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and their consumption of finite resources. Local authorities in the UK provide recycling services as part of their routine waste collection. However, there are confounding factors surrounding domestic recycling: • Not all materials are recyclable. • Packaging is often made up of various components ...more »

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3 votes
(@bulbstudios)

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Marvin. Eat like the locals.

Discover independent eateries, wherever you are and experience food like a local. Marvin is an online platform enabling people to discover quality, independent and often hidden eateries in bustling urban areas. Marvin acts as an intermediary between customers and local, independent eateries guiding the user to experience food like a local. Using your location, Marvin elevates independent businesses based on quality and ...more »

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3 votes
(@tay.jiva)

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National database of support services

I would like to create a national database of support services. This would be an expansion of the databases that individual local authorities currently have - except service providers can request to have their own organisation details added to this database. Also, this is a national database. The requirement for new services would be that they are set up to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The database would ...more »

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2 votes
(@lizzieoutside)

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Geo-locating Plastic Pollution

To combat the global plastic crisis by combining mobile technology, social community and adventure and distilling it down to a very local level. Plastic pollution is the single biggest environmental catastrophe our planet is facing, completely regardless of target cohort. Fighting against the millions of tonnes of plastic that enters our oceans is no easy task, and should involve all people. Users will be able to use ...more »

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2 votes
(@olimahon1)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Greenspaces route guidance app

Problems: Sustaining high levels of wellbeing can often be an issue for people who work desk-jobs and commute by means of cramped public transport or high pollution roadsides. Part of the issue is a lack of interaction between people and the natural environment which is often simply a case of a lack of understanding over what greenspaces can be used for. Solution: A new app or extension to a current app which instead ...more »

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2 votes
(@bulbstudios)

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Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat

Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat. Bringing local communities together to source, swap and share home-grown produce. Neat addresses the global epidemic of food waste. It breaks down the misconceptions that growing produce in gardens is difficult and time-consuming. Neat will bring local communities together in a home grown network and create a sustainable living environment which improves our health and wellbeing. Neat is ...more »

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2 votes
(@andrewsage)

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Portable modular green ecosystems

The project concept is to bring nature and green environments to areas where normally there is limited access to them. The portable modular green ecosystems project is a way to bring temporary greenness to sites. The concept is that self-contained modules comprising of a complete ecosystem can be placed on a site or location transforming it instantly into a green space. The self-contained modules can be just as quickly ...more »

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1 vote
(@hester.schofield)

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Virtual Reality Walks

Experience the UK's most interesting walks in Virtual Reality, accompanied by a choice of commentaries on the local geology, ecology and history. An educational, recreational and conscious-raising VR experience to enable people who cannot access the walks physically themselves. An educational tool for schools to engage children in the countryside and nurture their emotional investment in protecting our landscape and ...more »

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1 vote
(@hypercube)

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Free up city ground floor with levitated buildings

Cities choke because we can't freely move around inside it because of ground floor hogging by big buildings. Yet these buildings do not need the ground floor or the first floor or the second floor because big buildings do not rest their weight on these floors. We can free them up and put buildings on steel and concrete frames and pillars and remove much of the spaces that is being hogged at ground level and give ground ...more »

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1 vote
(@melissasterry)

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GEO ECO NET: Ecological and Social Network

Humans aren’t the only ones that need traverse cities. Both here in the UK, and worldwide, innumerable faunal species need travel about urban environments too. Some species are permanent residents, of which one example is the hedgehog. Whereas others, including a great many bird species, come and go throughout the year, their movements synced with the seasons. Others still, are sporadic, but welcome visitors that tend ...more »

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1 vote
(@joshmcgraham)

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ehab; redesigning housing, neighbourhoods and cities

Ehab is a blockchain based platform which can decentralise the development and financing of residential property. Our platform provides a collaboration oriented ecosystem which allows any number of stakeholders to co-create the housing they need and can afford. This can range from hyper-affordable apartment buildings, to community focused semi-rural developments, to more luxurious custom homes. The key to this solution ...more »

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1 vote
(@stevemark126)

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OASIS - Flowers for Life Project

Our idea is to teach and develop skills in growing flowers, growing flowering plants and seed collection and gathering at our OASIS Community Gardens and cross our community - growing cut flowers, growing wild flowers, Spring flowers, growing bedding plants, propagating flowering plants. This project will teach unemployed people, involve many people of all ages in the community, have a therapeutic aspect working with ...more »

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1 vote
(@admin06)

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Sustainable Development Visualisation Tool - ConnectedCities

The Sustainable Development Visualisation Tool will speed decision-making for new housing by ensuring it has excellent access to public transport and that the public is fully aware of the environmental and personal impacts these decisions. The tool will use a system of combining towns into groups to enable them to jointly plan new development in sustainable locations. It will enable informed decisions to be made quickly ...more »

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1 vote