Welcome to GeniUS! York

This website is for anyone and everyone to share ideas on how we can tackle the challenges that York and its inhabitants face.

We want to encourage and develop new and imaginative ways for the city to meet some of its key challenges.


Laura Sorvala via Twitter
How visualisation can support innovation processes and capture stories http://bit.ly/1IotTwx  past work for @GeniUSYork and @URBACT
Jul 29
York WorkplaceBryony via Twitter
@SCYinnovate @GeniUSYork Any #York businesses not yet aware of the BIG Challenge, for sustainable travel to work?: http://www.itravelyork.info/bigchallenge 
Jun 17
Laura Sorvala via Twitter
Great to see the @GeniUSYork final @URBACT report featuring my visual model and graphic recording work http://bit.ly/1B3ACz4 
Jun 17
GeniUSiracusa via Twitter
Domani è il giorno del Decoro e la protagonista sarà la grande bellezza della Mazzarona: vi aspettiamo! pic.twitter.com/Da1YQJqKVP
May 28

What’s GeniUS! all about?

In the past the challenges facing York have often been discussed and decisions made out of the public arena. This website looks to change this by providing a place for everyone to have a voice and be actively involved in finding solutions to specific problems or ‘challenges’. GeniUS! is an online forum to work through the problems the challenges pose and develop solutions that can be taken forward and piloted in the city, creating improvements that benefit us all.    

How does it work?

GeniUS! is the space for you to post and share your ideas with the online community. The best ideas will be developed through workshops with the aim of taking them forward as pilot schemes. Or as we like to call it ‘The Three P’s’ – Post, Participate, Pilot.