Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

The invasion of bamboo

The UK has many non-native invasive plant species which includes bamboo. Bamboos are an evergreen, part of the grass family and one of the fastest growing plant. They are kept as valuable ornamental plants and require regular maintenance. There are generally two types of bamboo: clumping and running form. If there’s a lack of care, both types can be invasive but the latter has a greater capacity. We propose to build ...more »

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(@rajesh99aha)

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Smarter recreation planning

A data hub, publishing standards/framework and mobile app that allows publishers of community, cultural and open space activities to publish their events in easy standard formats for discoverability by all residents, visitors and workers in the neighbourhood. This data hub and mobile app will connect People to their wellbeing via Place whether that is a series of ‘hidden’ natural walks and beautiful walks in their area, ...more »

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(@sarah.abercrombie1)

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Community Friends Walks

Norfolk has some of the most lovely coast and countryside in Britain with fantastic wildlife and historic sites and is well used by confident active people. However it also has many health challenges particularly people from an increasing older population, deprived communities and those with mental health issues many of whom are isolated and inactive. They need to get out more but are not confident, do not know where ...more »

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(@peter.resourceeconomist)

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Smart Cities - Community Voices

Develop maps that would allow video and sound recordings of the life stories of people living in local communities in the UK's Smart Cities to be shared across and between the communities. The interviews would be disseminated through Youtube, but ESRI map stories or a similar platform would be used to display these personal reminiscences on maps through the Internet. The idea would be to provide a way to harness and celebrate ...more »

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(@martinsmith)

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Geo-Forests – building stronger community links.

We are looking to run a pilot project which gets people locally to link up over a common goal, thousands of miles away. Every postcode in the pilot area, whether family home, school or workplace, will be allocated their own acre of forest. All the allotted forests will be situated within land that is attempting to be saved by one of our partner NGOs (World Land Trust, Rainforest Trust, etc). While people won’t actually ...more »

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(@udaraltd)

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Aeriality – Augmented Aerial Reality

Aeriality is an augmented reality app for drone users that overlays geolocated mapping data onto a drone’s live video feed. The app will be made available to hobbyist drone pilots, and will display features from OS maps, such as footpaths, camp sites, viewpoints and places of historic interest, in their precise real-world location within the live camera view in real-time as the drone flies. We believe this will give users ...more »

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(@bradclark)

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Intospheres modular floating accommodation for land & water

Designed and developed by a Cornwall based designer Bradley Clark Intospheres produces versatile, modular & scalable; permanent & temporary homes & indoor spaces, which are suitable for diverse & challenging environments (land and water), and both affordable and premium markets. It’s quick construction, sustainable credentials and ability to go on any surface, in any environment makes Intospheres an innovative solution ...more »

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(@coombshge)

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Go Green

Problem: The burning of fossil fuels and the associated CO2 emissions present a large concern, both from a climate view, and from an air quality standpoint. To mitigate this, the usage of renewable resources will need to increase. Currently 29.8% of energy in the UK is being generated from renewable energy, this has increased by 4.4% from 2016. However, while there is scope to do this on a large scale, doing this for ...more »

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(@bassajamba)

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Smart City Parks in Deprived Areas

This proposal takes a smart city approach to parks in areas of deprivation. It focuses on integrating the activity of local communities within parks with wider social needs of deprived communities i.e. health and wellbeing, employment and skills training, digital inclusion activities etc. Initially concentrating on parks in Manchester, the 5th most deprived local authority, we aim to include disadvantaged communities ...more »

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(@prashk)

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Organic Smart

Aim of this idea is to encourage people to grow and eat more sustainable local food by making organic food more accessible, available and affordable. It will also help to promote local economy which is currently dominated by supermarkets. A platform where local food producers can list their organic productions that they grow and will meet the demand placed by the consumers. It will be an interactive tool that will ...more »

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(@rob.whitehead)

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Re:Cycle bike scheme

Recycle is a Newhaven based project which aims to reduce the pressures on landfill waste as it prevents unwanted/unused bicycles being sent to the local waste recycling facility. Recycle will collect from the public any unwanted bikes in whatever condition. The bicycles are then assessed and refurbished to a standard where they are safe to be reused. The refurbishment work takes place in a workshop coordinated by a trained ...more »

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(@cyclemap)

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Legible Cycling Networks

It is an established fact that colour coded maps are easier for people to read, but in many towns and cities there are more than 15 or 20 cycling routes, which means that there are more routes than there are colours. My idea is to use the same colours more than once, by coding routes according to a direction of travel. All routes on the north-south axis are allocated a particular colour, all routes on the east-west ...more »

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(@gruff0)

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The Right Way Up - Sustainable planning for adventure events

The popularity of adventure events is increasing rapidly throughout the UK with many of these events taking place in and around rural communities. Adventure events include challenges such as the National Three Peak challenge which see tens of thousands of participants every year and events such as those organised by Tough Mudder and Rat Race which see thousands of participants each event. They can also include large scale ...more »

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(@hugh.kippen)

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Urban regeneration through renewable energy and urban farming

Key to future sustainability is addressing a range of issues around the socio-economic impact of food production and subsequent processing, distribution and consumption. Innovations in farming have devastated the countryside, large areas of single species crops, herbicides and pesticides reduce biodiversity, modern farms centralise profits and operate on a reducing workforce. Distribution networks create pollution, congestion ...more »

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