Tidy Street: Changing Neighbors' Behaviors through Voluntary Monitoring and Public Infographics
Residents along Tidy Street (Brighton, UK) in collaboration with a graffiti artist, produced street art each day indicating their electricity usage from the prior 24 hours, allowing them and passersby to reflect upon (and change!) their consumption.
Tidy Street is a great example in this context, because it connects a local community around an envirionmental issue that they can directly influence and can get direct feedback as an incentive.
Tidy street in Brighton; Photograph: Flemmich Webb
This project appears in the great film
Urbanized by Gary Hustwit, and was already mentioned in an earlier challenge on OpenIDEO, so I do not copy all the information but only the link
here. (It was originally posted by
There was also an article in the Guardian that can be found