When I walk around my city I like to imagine how it could improve: “What if we put a bikeshare here. What if we put a trail there?” I think to myself. Now there’s a place for people who like to imagine improvements in their city to put their money where their urban aspirations are, if you live in the United Kingdom.
A new website, Spacehive, claims to be the world’s first online crowdfunding platform for public space projects.
Essentially, people pitch great ideas to improve their community and gather funding for the projects. If a project reaches its funding goal over a certain time frame, just like on Kickstarter, the project gets the pledged money. If not, the project dies.