GreenspaceHack

Description

GreenspaceHack aims to facilitate better designs of greenspaces by providing robust evidence on which characteristics of greenspace citizens value most and which contribute to promoting healthier urban environments at individual and local levels. Our objectives include:

  • To make data available for communities to pursue their own objectives
  • To provide a publicly available open map documenting green spaces
  • To promote green space as an agenda issue
  • To create an open dataset and standardised survey that could be replicated globally
  • To create a datasource setting a new standard of detail for global mapping resources
  • To support a more publicly orientated local government

The project utilises a crowdsource-enabled smartphone survey based on the validated NEST tool. It consists of simple multiple choice items and free text based questions that will help urban planners understand the most important characteristics of greenspaces.

Citizens can participate in the project through our freely available apps (available in English, German and French).

With our easy-to-use app, you can carry out a full survey of parks, playgrounds, woodland and other local greenspace in minutes. Simply install the free app on your phone and take it with you on your next visit.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1548769971

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.systemed.greenspace

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Aim

GreenspaceHack aims to facilitate better design of greenspaces to promote health by providing robust evidence on which characteristics of greenspace citizens value most and which contribute to promoting healthier urban environments at individual and local levels. The project aims to engage citizens and utilises a crowdsource-enabled smartphone survey based on the validated NEST tool to offer a simple, intuitive method for community groups, parish councils, and other stakeholders to provide information about their local green spaces.

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How to participate

Please download the apps and start hacking :)!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1548769971

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.systemed.greenspace

We would also love to translate the app into other languages and explore other opportunities for collaborative projects exploring how we can use greenspaces to improve environmental and human health.

 

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Equipment

Smartphone

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