Examples of 1000minds public-sector applications.

Retirement income policy

  • Exploring citizens’ preferences about the design of retirement income policies, such as age of eligibility versus current and future taxes, etc

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Land use and urban planning

  • Selecting waste landfill sites based on trade-offs between interested parties, and applying the approach to a large city in South Korea
  • Investigating factors influencing business location decisions and how they will affect New Zealand’s future urban forms if transport fuel costs rise
  • Researching current and future housing choices of the residents of a small city (Dunedin) and the implications for urban planning

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Sustainable building and engineering

  • Discovering people’s preferences with respect to desirable characteristics of residential buildings made from large concrete panels

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Prioritizing police work

  • Prioritizing police investigations of criminal activity and the deployment of resources based on criteria such as seriousness and ‘solvability’

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Monetary-policy preferences

  • Revealing central bankers’ monetary-policy preferences concerning tradeoffs between inflation and GDP volatility, interest rates and exchange rates

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Environmental impact assessments

  • Prioritizing responses to pollution of streams and storm water drains based on assessing environmental, community, regulatory and logistical considerations
  • Evaluating residents’ willingness to trade-off the expected costs and benefits associated with the construction of a cement factory in a rural area

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Responding to climate change

  • Comparing the value for money of possible geo-engineering responses to climate change, such as space sun shades, cloud whitening and tree planting

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  • Researching how home owners value the various aspects of rooftop photovoltaic systems when they think about using them to power their homes

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Environmental management and ethics

  • Eliciting people’s preferences and willingness to make trade-offs with respect to choices related to marine reserves and customary fishing areas
  • Identifying how ecologists prioritize ethically salient factors in research in order to improve ethical consistency and moral robustness
  • Revealing the preferences of ecosystem experts with respect to plant attributes to prioritize species for restoring grassy woodland areas
  • Creating a framework linking environmental and socio-economic considerations to develop resource management strategies for oceans

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