Vote For The Best Urban Ideas Of 2016

  • Smart urban pioneers is a competition for innovative ideas that benefit to people living in cities internationally. Now they ask your help in deciding who makes it into the finale!

    How about a house that you can take with you? Shouldn’t urban furniture be able to reduce air pollution? And can we turn public spaces into playgrounds? With smart urban pioneers, mobility company smart seeks innovations for the city, for its residents, and for even more urban joy.

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    Until January 31st, the competition invited all bright minds to submit creative urban concepts, and projects. An expert jury has now selected the 10 best submissions — projects from various fields like urban farming, micro-architecture, sustainability, urban art and culture, and creative use of space — and now you have the power to decide which projects become reality. Here’s the shortlist:


    Raumfänger

    Raumfänger
    A meeting place in the form of a 15-meter-long plastic bubble that pops up to breathe new life into public spaces.


    City Tree

    City Tree
    Urban furniture designed to improve air quality. The vertical plant display cleanses tainted urban air, reduces noise pollution, and also doubles as an unusual eye-catcher, meeting point, Wi-Fi hotspot, or e-bike charging station.


    Cabin Spacey

    Cabin Spacey
    A smart modular cabin providing bed, bathroom and kitchen in one innovative block.


    Plants and Machines

    plants & machines
    A Weimar collective comprising both architects and media artists have developed a robotic indoor garden.


    Kaffee ohne Worte

    Kaffee ohne Worte
    This program from Vienna enables deaf people to make a purchase at their favorite coffee bar in the city.


    Mylike

    mylike
    An app that enables you to share and recommend locations and services with those you care about.


    FoodresQ

    FoodresQ
    FoodresQ is the first smart accessory for your home which helps you easily maintaining a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle.


    StreetLove

    Street.Love
    Street.Love is an urban intervention initiative aimed at stimulating urbanites to spend more time on the streets instead of in shoppings malls, gyms and clubs.


    Kiez Karte

    Kiez Karte
    A crowdsourced neighborhood information map for Berlin that enables citizens to pinpoint locations that need improvement.


    Urban Affairs

    Urban Affairs
    Summer festival in Berlin that wants to bring artists, scientists, and citizens together to re-activate of urban spaces.


    Click here to vote   (It takes less than a minute!)

    The three finalists will get crowdfunding campaigns on the international crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. In addition, smart supports the winners with a total of €50,000 — €25,000 for number 1, €15,000 for number 2, and €10,000 for number 3 — as well as broad international publicity. Vote now!