The Young Foundation is working with Innovate York on GeniUS! Open – an approach which aims to revolutionise the way citizens and local organisations can propose ideas to solve social, economic and environmental problems in their city.
GeniUS! was developed by Science City York and City of York Council. It is now being piloted with Tallinn (Estonia), Siracusa (Italy), and San Sebastian (Spain) through URBACT – a European initiative encouraging sharing of good practice between professionals involved in urban policy throughout Europe.
Tricia Hackett has led on developing evaluation frameworks with each pilot city to highlight priorities and establish how progress will be measured.
The City of York has recently been named one the finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge for their innovative work with GeniUS!