The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched Innovation of the Day, an online platform designed to collect and share affordable housing, community development and urban planning ideas, and other housing-related solutions.
According to HUD, the new platform will consist of a submission form and innovations database for use by anyone, ranging from the general public to researchers. The site will feature select innovations highlighting some of best innovations HUD receives from both U.S. and international entities. The site will also include a dashboard to reveal trends such as geography or innovation theme.
‘Innovation of the Day is a tool to form partnerships and invite new and bold ideas to stimulate uncommon solutions to our everyday problems,’ says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. ‘As an organization, HUD is embracing innovation that can have a profound and lasting impact in unexpected and exciting ways.’
This winter, HUD will expand on this endeavor by hosting its first Innovation Summit to bring together policymakers, nonprofit organizations and practitioners to share ideas and to stimulate policy development at all levels.