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.
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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.
After you have set up your GeniUS! profile, we encourage members to post comments. You can post your ideas and comments on the latest or any previous challenges, any suggestions for future challenges or even if you have any idea for making York a better place in general. You can also add a blog post and videos. If you would prefer not to post a comment and just follow the discussions that is also fine! When you sign up you can always just post a hello to all the GeniUS! community!
Once all comments, ideas and suggestions on a latest challenge have been collated, the most suitable ideas chosen are taken forward. At this stage those who have come up with the best idea will participate and meetings are arranged with the key people and businesses, developing concepts to a working idea, and then the next step is to pilot the programmes in the city.
The process of Piloting the project in the city depends on the relevant challenge but the aim is to get the pilot up and running within 6 months of the idea being chosen to take forward.
To find out more about how to post a comment, or suggesting a future challenge area go to the ‘GET INVOLVED’ Tab above. We hope that ‘The Three P’s’ is a simple yet GeniUS! process.
Who are we?
This website has been developed by City of York Council and innovation partner Science City York (SCY). GeniUS forms part a wider partnership programme between City of York Council and SCY called Innovate York.
To find out more about how this website came about, the process, and what we hope to achieve please go to the ‘ABOUT US’ tab above
What happens once a challenge closes?
Each challenge will be open for 4/6 weeks. Once the challenge closes the people who instigated the original challenge or the relative City of York Council department will have some time to review all the comments and suggestions and choose ideas for further development based on their suitability and benefit for solving the original challenge.
The next steps after this are to arrange meetings with the key people and businesses, develop concepts in to a working idea, and then to start pilot the programmes. We will keep the GeniUS! community updated and informed on the website.