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Housing guide for new students
- ICT CityPulse
In August 2013 around 12,000 new students were to start studying in Aarhus and therefore needed a place to live. Every year it's a challenge for the students to find accommodation. Most of the students want to live in the city center and are not aware of the housing possibilities around the city. Julia is going to study for the next five years in Aarhus. She doesn't know anyone in Aarhus and doesn't know the city that well, besides the city center. And therefore she wants to live there. But it's very expensive and nearly impossible to find an apartment. In the material from the university she finds a link to a housing guide for new students in Aarhus. Julia downloads the app, which gives her different kinds of information about the areas around the city. For example in Gellerup (Aarhus' ghetto) it shows all the cultural events in the area, the shopping possibilities, bus routes, sports activities, housing expenses, waiting time for an apartment etc. Most of the data comes from the municipality, but the app also shows user generated data where users have pointed out spots where they think something relevant is in Gellerup. Julia didn't know that there were so many things going on in Gellerup. She decides to call the housing association in Gellerup to talk to them about the housing possibilities. From the city's view the housing guide could remedy housing challenges and increase integration in e.g. Gellerup.