Welcome to the Centre for Challenge prizes blog. Here you will find updates on the centre as well as comment on the general challenge prizes landscape.
Geography considers the relationships between people, place, processes and planet. So, when it comes to addressing intractable problems, we see geography and geographic information, as well as collaboration, as key ingredients. That is the basis of Ordnance Survey’s GeoVation programme. GeoVation runs challenges to address specific problems within communities, which may be satisfied, in part, through the use of geography.12.04.2013
Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation once said: "Solutions to many of the world's most difficult social problems don't need to be invented. They need only to be found, funded and scaled." She's right.15.03.2013
The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. So said Thomas Malthus at the end of the 18th century, and he can be forgiven for predicting global apocalypse, given that population growth looked to be accelerating very rapidly when compared with food production.21.02.2013
The rise in our ageing population is one of the most significant social challenges we face. By 2025, half the UK adult population will be aged 50 or over. This profound demographic shift will increase the numbers of people affected by social isolation and ill health.20.02.2013