Getting on the Housing Ladder and Building the World’s Largest Database of Accessibility Information by John Lim & Matt McCann

Title: Empowering Disadvantaged Communities to Escape the Rent Trap Through Data

Speaker: John Lim of District 34

Abstract: The cost of shelter – a basic human necessity – has spiralled in the last few decades, fuelled by a generation who saw property investment as financially and morally good. Covid-19 has exposed the devastating impact this has had on the have-nots, and the financial plight of key workers whose landlords do not accept hand-clapping as payment. District 34 is focused on lowering the barriers to entry for homeownership using geospatial data, and is on a mission to help people who have been locked out of the housing market to reclaim their fundamental human right of long-term, sustainable shelter.

Title: Building the World’s Largest Database of Accessibility Information

Speaker: Matt McCann of Access Earth

Abstract: From crowd sourcing to AI and everything in between. How we gather, aggregate and distribute accessibility information for both users and customers in both the sports and smart cities space.

Supported by