The Urban Forest

Supported By: 
City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) - Parks and Gardens

The best hack that assists with identifying and informing the best value for Councils Tree Planting programs. The Urban Forest Strategy expands on the concept of City in a Park, which is focussed on Geelong's CBD, to enhance the public and private tree population in all of the suburbs and townships across Greater Geelong. The sum of all these trees and associated vegetation is called the urban forest. Hacks could include developing a best value tree planting program based on a detailed analysis on priority hotspots for tree planting, defining the progress of the strategy by identifying Geelong’s Coolest Suburb, or what is the coolest way to travel by improving connectivity between green areas to allow people to travel along shadier streets on hot days.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Geelong street tree inventory, canopy cover, Powercor usage data, social data, future population growth and Bureau of Meteorology local temp data.

MyTREE

mytree, urban forest, greening, trees, tree, environment
Team Name: 
The TREE Musketeers

MyTREE is a project based in the City of Wyndham, Victoria using the TREES datasets released by Council to provide a facility to offset emissions and give ownership of the project to the local community

SmartPath

hand holding mobile phone, showing path with street lights.  Background is a street at night time
Team Name: 
SmartPath

SmartPath - take a walk on the smart side with SmartPath, the smarter way to get from A to B

Project Description:​​​​​​​

To create an app for the people of Geelong that encourages them to walk more often by specifically finding walking paths that eliminate factors that are barriers to making the decision to walk.

Data story

Coffee Is Life

Ctrl + Alt + Defeat
Team Name: 
CTRL + ALT + DEFEAT

Coffee is Life: Melbourne & Tourism… and Zombies

Explore Melbourne with our exciting and engaging game which provides a walking tour of the landmarks, public art and city heritage sites, while simultaneously dealing with a zombie infestation.

The game allows users to learn fun facts about key sites of interests. But look out – zombies are on the loose. Use your perfectly crafted barista coffee to defend against the zombie invasion – successful attacks against the horde warps the zombie out of Melbourne – to land in our arch rival, Sydney.

GreenWalking

Team Name: 
GFox

The coolest way to travel by improving connectivity between green areas to allow people to travel along shadier streets on hot days.