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GeniUS! York is a social and inclusive initiative that harbors the creativity of its community. Due to a downturn in the economy, City York Council needed a way to deliver economically sustainable local services, environmental support and care to its citizens. In order to generate ideas, the local government engaged its residents and brought the community together as a whole to develop promising solutions. By enabling the city of York to take ownership of the challenges it faces through the open innovation platform, GeniUS!, countless...
As a City of Media Arts, York is a meeting point for ideas and creativity. Illuminating York was established in 2005 as an annual festival designed, through the creative use and celebration of light, to reveal the City of York in new ways.  It is a significant event in the cultural life of the city; this year it will take place over four nights and days, from 28th to 31st October and is again projected to attract an audience of over 50,000 people. For 2015, a new approach to devising the festival’s programme has been adopted with...