Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
A Golden Age Village
Explain your idea in details:
It is a village built for old people. It will be built around the nearest arable location to the city. It is an organic farm, a research lab, a filming location, an agritourism and glamping spot. And of course it will have the necessary facilities such as school and hospital, etc. I will elaborate more regarding the type of transportation suitable in the village, once my idea is accepted. [300 words are too short]
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
By building an organic farm, which is labor intensive, we can provide jobs for the old and the young who dont mind to be a modern farmer, and thus decreasing the number of the old people in the city. By making it a research lab, and tourism spot, we also provide jobs for the youngsters who not only can work as scientists or tour guide but also as caretakers for the old. Modern farming and research will increase the output of foods and thus decrease the cost of living, especially for those living in the village. And thus help lighten the burden of pension fund. Farming will provide activities for the old and since the village has lesser pollution compare to the city, it will decrease the medical burden for the old people living there. 300 words are too short.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We need the collaboration of architects, urban planner, scientist, artist, and support from both the government and big private companies. I'm planning to solve the current problems facing big cities: low birth rate and thus a shrinking labor force, an rapid-aging population, persistent unemployment for both the young and the old, overcrowding [rising cost of homeownership and pollution] the rising cost of medical care for the old, and last but not least, the depleting pension fund.
I'm of 38 years old. I have a bachelor degree in Business Administration. I wish I can write more about my idea because I think it solves more than two of the UN's value. This is actually an idea for a novel I'm about to write. So it doesn't take too long for me to reply to you. I am also currently selling my art on https://www.saatchiart.com/johnronand