"There's lots of good stuff here on street design from Leith in Edinburgh: basically how we design our streets is how people use them.
Cycle lanes, traffic flow, city planning for idiots. worth a read and…"
"Reading the comments from other people just reminded me of something.
The problem with car shares is not that there aren't enough cars or people, its that our current way of using them does't match up. What if there was a…"
"A BIG question!
Parts of the Portas reviwe was about how we use our spaces to live, not just as a place for financial transactions. So i think the interesting question for me is "how can we let anyone do what they want in our city or How can we…"
"Just slipping in after the deadline... but here's a great blog on "gaming the asset transfer process" and how to start the discussion with people who might (and i say that with a million caveats!) be looking to take on a community…"
"On community groups - some of this work has been going on, but a real link between community & technology sectors would help it along..
So YorkCVS has open communication methods - anything of genuine use to community groups can go out in…"
"Money for social value already exists - normally through small grant funders, but doesn't fulfill the whole need. Using procurement to start new things, strengthen ideas or give backing to things that are going to take some time is a great…"
"My work has got a staff volunteering day on the 29th feb with some brilliant people, but to make the most of these existing opportunites I think we need to get much better at mapping the demand side of underused assets (physical or otherwise).…"
"Mesh sounds like a good idea.
York cvs have produced a map of voluntary organisations. which might be a good start for mapping community activity/ possibility.
In terms of the asset map, TIDAL leeds have done a very low-fi mapping zone of people who…"
"I'll kick this off..!
Is there anyway it could make money? could a group take it on for 12 months, run an enterprise club and see what happens? could they be given a council contract to get them started - like to set up a new cleaning firm…"
There are spaces in communities that are safe and welcoming, that are free and open to everyone. Spaces where communities can come together, spaces that are trusted by the public. They have free wifi and free internet access
These are called public libraries and we have 15 of them in York, and 1 on wheels that travels around.
They all have trained staff who support people accessing information and services in life-critical areas such as careers and job seeking; health;…
Below is an example of what myself and the GeniUS team talked about at our meeting. It was presented at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, held in London in April of this year.…