12th March 2012

17 days to transform neighbourhoods

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It’s good to see the increasing number of ideas put forward for the latest GeoVation challenge –  to help transform neighbourhoods in Britain together.

I am still trying to find a killer solution to put forward myself and have been looking at what our  OS OpenSpace community have created for inspiration. Here’s a few applications I found, already aligned to some of the themes of the challenge.

Investing in the future of our youth – how do we educate people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle?

walk4life-iphone

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OS OpenSpace is a fundamental part of the Walk4Life. Using the mapping tools, you can plot the route of your walks, track the mileage. This can be done online or via the new free Walk4Life app, which aims to encourage people to become aware of how small walks can add up, and so to provide the motivation to walk just that bit more each day.

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Sense of communityway-out-west

Way Out West is a new improvement group representing residents, traders and local  companies, which aims to regenerate parts of West Street, Bedminster. OS OpenSpace is being used to show points of interest in the area, to help support proposed improvements.

Waltham Chase Village website to help local people keep up to date with local matters, find out what activities are going on in the village, locate tradesmen or any type of activity that happens within the village.

Food for thought, now to find my solution and only 17 days to do it!