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10,000 Steps is a challenge to get people moving & aware of their levels of exercise. Participants wear a pedometer & aim to reach 10,000 steps per day. It is often run in as a corporate workplace programme.

10,000 Steps is a challenge to get people moving & aware of their levels of exercise. Participants wear a pedometer & aim to reach 10,000 steps per day. It is often run in as a corporate workplace programme.

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An alternative city guide to inform visitors and locals about the businesses that are providing social value to their community. Where to eat, shop and visit whilst supporting social enterprises.

An alternative city guide to inform visitors and locals about the businesses that are providing social value to their community. Where to eat, shop and visit whilst supporting social enterprises.

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Through crowdsourcing, Yelp acts as a type of voting system where businesses who deliver great service & experiences are rewarded. Could a criteria of 'commitment to social innovation' be added to the metrics?

Through crowdsourcing, Yelp acts as a type of voting system where businesses who deliver great service & experiences are rewarded. Could a criteria of 'commitment to social innovation' be added to the metrics?

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What if on Sundays the streets of Detroit's CBD are turned into street markets, allowing the businesses of Detroit to setup temporary stalls in the street, and giving people a reason to leave the suburbs, use the city centre to meet each other, and s

What if on Sundays the streets of Detroit's CBD are turned into street markets, allowing the businesses of Detroit to setup temporary stalls in the street, and giving people a reason to leave the suburbs, use the city centre to meet each other, and s

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The Detroit Works Project is an evolving roadmap in which residents can have their say to create a shared, achievable vision for the city. How are residents using this site? How can it be improved (if needed)? Can we build on this?

The Detroit Works Project is an evolving roadmap in which residents can have their say to create a shared, achievable vision for the city. How are residents using this site? How can it be improved (if needed)? Can we build on this?

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Detroit Synergy is a non profit which connects residents to work on community projects together which improve the city. How can we build off this already existing community and web platform?

Detroit Synergy is a non profit which connects residents to work on community projects together which improve the city. How can we build off this already existing community and web platform?

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The Good Gym connects exercise with community work, motivating people to get out into their streets, connect with other people of older generations, and do some volunteer work. 

Could people be motivated to do good for their city in this way?

The Good Gym connects exercise with community work, motivating people to get out into their streets, connect with other people of older generations, and do some volunteer work. Could people be motivated to do good for their city in this way?

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Nosh. me is one such app which let's people rate their food, how could this type of rating system be used to give citizens the power to communicate what they think is in need to fixing in their city?

Nosh. me is one such app which let's people rate their food, how could this type of rating system be used to give citizens the power to communicate what they think is in need to fixing in their city?

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Under Apartheid rule during the 1980s, the white population in Joburg's CBD migrated to the northern suburbs such as Sandton which is now a hub for business. The CBD went into decline, crime rates increased and the vibrant city centre dissolved.
Under Apartheid rule during the 1980s, the white population in Joburg's CBD migrated to the northern suburbs such as Sandton which is now a hub for business. The CBD went into decline, crime rates increased and the vibrant city centre dissolved.

Under Apartheid rule during the 1980s, the white population in Joburg's CBD migrated to the northern suburbs such as Sandton which is now a hub for business. The CBD went into decline, crime rates increased and the vibrant city centre dissolved.

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I spoke to an industrial designer at City of Melbourne about his work over the last 25 years to revitalise Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne's CBD has been transformed from a city with almost no residents to a liveable and thriving place.

I spoke to an industrial designer at City of Melbourne about his work over the last 25 years to revitalise Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne's CBD has been transformed from a city with almost no residents to a liveable and thriving place.

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The residents of a socially depressed neighbourhood have organised to collect and share books in an open-air library that they have constructed, after a participative process, with prefabricated pieces from a demolished building.

The residents of a socially depressed neighbourhood have organised to collect and share books in an open-air library that they have constructed, after a participative process, with prefabricated pieces from a demolished building.

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A bold and ambitious public works plan for the Colombian city of Medellín helped revitalise its poorest neighborhoods and transform what was considered the deadliest city in the world into a vibrant, urban hub.

A bold and ambitious public works plan for the Colombian city of Medellín helped revitalise its poorest neighborhoods and transform what was considered the deadliest city in the world into a vibrant, urban hub.

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Based on the premise that 'Good ideas can be amplified', Amplify works to uncover sustainable community initiatives and amplify them through support provided by service designers as part of DESIS. Who & what can declining cities uncover and ampli

Based on the premise that 'Good ideas can be amplified', Amplify works to uncover sustainable community initiatives and amplify them through support provided by service designers as part of DESIS. Who & what can declining cities uncover and ampli

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Green Map System is a great open-source website which allows users to post up green infrastructure in their city, building an open resource of civic infrastructure in cities worldwide.

Green Map System is a great open-source website which allows users to post up green infrastructure in their city, building an open resource of civic infrastructure in cities worldwide.

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Renew Newcastle aims to revitalise the CBD of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, through offering empty shopfronts at low rent to designers and artists in an effort to bring vibrancy and activity back to the city.

www.renewnewcastle.org

Renew Newcastle aims to revitalise the CBD of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, through offering empty shopfronts at low rent to designers and artists in an effort to bring vibrancy and activity back to the city. www.renewnewcastle.org

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WASSUP (Water Amenities Sanitation Services Upgrading Program) is an initiative to improve the public ablution facilities in the township of Diepsloot, Johannesburg, by residents for residents. Initiated by Global Studio (see www.theglobalstudio.com)

WASSUP (Water Amenities Sanitation Services Upgrading Program) is an initiative to improve the public ablution facilities in the township of Diepsloot, Johannesburg, by residents for residents. Initiated by Global Studio (see www.theglobalstudio.com)

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Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, India. Arup Associates.

Described as the "world's best toilet" by Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity.

Ladakh, like many remote regions, does not have a waterborne sewage system. Arup developed a waterle

Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, India. Arup Associates. Described as the "world's best toilet" by Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity. Ladakh, like many remote regions, does not have a waterborne sewage system. Arup developed a waterle

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Charlotte commented on Good City Guides

Ah I think I'm too late to put these ideas onto paper/pixels.! Once it wins I will !! :)

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Charlotte commented on Good City Guides

Thanks for the link, great idea. What about a bicycle tour?

Maybe it could hook into a previous OpenIDEO inspiration (I think in the Cities challenge) where an example was for homeless or unemployed locals to be tour guides.

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Charlotte commented on Good City Guides

Yes, Ashley I think there is a Yelp + Good Guide team to build?!