How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@nicholas.michell03)

Create a series of Play Boxes in green public spaces

Play Boxes are small units filled with equipment aimed at encouraging participation in informal, fun physical activity. They would be located in public parks and green spaces and found via GPS mapping. Each Play Box would display an Augmented Reality panel which smart phone users could use to view a demonstration video of physical games and movement ideas that could be played with the equipment available and the natural ...more »


7 votes

How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Submitted by (@dominictaylor)

The 'Green' Contest

Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and business’s environmental performance is a key influencing factor regarding the purchase of its products or services. Novel visualisation of environmental impact indicators such as energy usage overlaid onto OS Maps will surface this type of information, allowing consumers to view in a spatial context, the ‘environmental performance’ of businesses. Beyond the ...more »


4 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@pau1miche11)

UK Scale 3D Visual Assessment System for Environmental Planning

Unchecked development threatens the UK’s peri-urban green space, but preventing all rural development inhibits economic growth and exacerbates housing shortages. The main obstacles to such developments are the fears for loss of rural character and visual amenity. However, it should be possible to permit sympathetically designed, sustainable developments, if they can be effectively identified at the planning stage and ...more »


3 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@olimahon1)

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 »


2 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@rajesh99aha)

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 »


1 vote