Information below and more can be found on our project homepage:
PROBLEMS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED
As the population in ACT continues to increase, people will have less available space, this includes green spaces, per capita. The amount and quality of space that people reside in are directly related to an individual’s wellbeing. We recognise that this will significantly impact one's mental and physical well-being.
HOW SUBURBHUB SOLVES THIS PROBLEM
SuburbHub is an app that aims to help people decide which suburb is most ideal based on one's individual preferences such as location, accessibility, and availability of green spaces.
Suburb Hub will enable individuals to move into a space that will be beneficial to their well-being. People would appreciate or require certain facilities and space are able to be closer to them. Therefore improving the overall well-being of the community
Suburb Hub will encourage individuals to identify what they value in terms of residential dwellings, which also acts as valuable feedback to the government. The data collected from Suburb Hub can enable discussion making surrounding the allocation of funds towards public facilities and community spaces.
SPECIFIC FEATURES OF SUBURBHUB
1. Create a profile using a variety of questions
2. Oder your preferences of facilities/spaces in terms of how important they are to you.
3. Generate a result of what areas are most suitable for you to live in based on the information given when creating the profile.
4. Provides a detailed snapshot of what is available in these areas and where the individual’s wellbeing will benefit the most.
Wellbeing is a difficult quality to measure, particularly when attempting to define the term and break it down into component parts. However, where you live, particularly the space you live in and those that surround you, have a clear impact on wellbeing. With this knowledge in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to make decisions about where they live, and consequently, their own well-being. The goal of SuburbHub is to assist ACT residents make informed decisions about where to live, using existing data sets publicly available from the ACT government. We hope the app alleviates some of the stress involved with moving, allowing citizens to identify priority traits of a suburb and better make the trade-off between outside spaces and artificial infrastructure whilst awaiting policy change.