At present, it is difficult to accurately understand the extent of change in a community in near real time. Instead, we depend on annual data releases telling us population, housing and employment figures for a particular place.
With the launch of the ePlanning portal, a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations of the planning process, planning information is becoming more and more digital. This hack explored how might build on this and other open data to understand in near real time the change a community is going through so that services and policy design can be more adaptive and responsive to the needs of a community.
What we did:
Our hack brought together diverse teams across subject matter expertise and industry. They were given two weeks to go deep and develop new ideas for using data to understand place and community.
Teams were supported in a design sprint to rapidly discover, ideate, synthesis, validate and finalise their pitch across a two week virtual hack.
We provided teams with an extensive data catalogue including ePlanning APIs and data, a continuous flow of resources and online sessions to help them on their journey.
- Extensive data catalogue of factors affecting a place created
- Masterclass in design thinking for participants
- Three ideas pitched with one winning idea – all outcomes provided to DPIE ePlanning
“How important having a team with people with diverse backgrounds is! How easy it was to come up with an amazing idea in a relatively short period of time…One of the most useful outputs was the thinking and talking about the problem statement.”
“Great outcome for the limited time, shows what you can achieve with a group of skilled people in their respective fields.”