Mike McDearmon's visionary concept from our Vibrant Cities Challenge provoked: "So you've got a brilliant idea to activate that vacant lot down the street. If you want to bring your idea to fruition, you now have to contain what in many cases is a Pandora's Box of zoning codes, policies, and regulations that stand in your way."
He went on to outline potential choke points and further to propose a streamlining of city codes/regulations into an easily accessible and user-friendly online manual. He consulted with local experts and stakeholders to iterate his idea for a framework would be inviting, supportive and easy to follow.
Elsewhere on the Inspiration phase for this challenge, James suggests a need for legal advice and helpful terminology for start-ups to be easily accessible.
How might we clarify processes for start-ups in an engaging and accessible way – especially in the context of the EU?