How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

Holistic House Search : Thinking beyond the purchase price!

The affordability and suitability of a property should be measured in more than simply it's rental or purchase value and we intend to create a web-service that does just this. For example, it may be that by living 2 miles further from work housing costs (rent, tax) are significantly reduced, but transport costs are increased. So what is the overall cost of living in that property over a 10 year period? Also add into ...more »

Submitted by (@benm456)

What theme of the Housing Challenge does your idea address? : 1. Affordability

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Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Citizen Planner: Gamifying the housing system

The game that gives citizens the key to the city, enabling new and community-driven ideas for city-space based on real life planning data. This tool will help citizens understand what can be done in practice, while giving professionals and decision-makers the ability to assess public acceptance of proposals. The map, following on from wherewouldyoubuild.com, would visualise development opportunities using data on existing ...more »

Submitted by (@wherewouldyoubuild)

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Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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 »

Submitted by (@tay.jiva)

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How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

Augment the world we want to live in!

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.

Submitted by (@stevej888uk)

What theme of the Housing Challenge does your idea address? : 4. Assets (best use of)

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How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

Smart Asset Management Platform

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 »

Submitted by (@ben0002)

What theme of the Housing Challenge does your idea address? : 4. Assets (best use of)

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Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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 »

Submitted by (@bradclark)

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How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

A modern interface to UK-wide planning application data

There is a strong need for a system that combines UK-wide planning application data into one place, to help local communities act on new developments in their area, by giving a whole range of new third-party websites the ability to incorporate planning application data easily. Being able to use this data means that communities are in a much stronger position to influence local neighbourhood plans and housing developments, ...more »

Submitted by (@info00)

What theme of the Housing Challenge does your idea address? : 3. Accessibility & Infrastructure

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