University of Miami (USA)


For years, people have suffered from sexual harassment, rape, robbery, murdering and many other crimes. According to, there are nearly half a million homeless people and there were 1.2 million cases of violent crime last year, in the United States. Another source, Gallup's annual Crime survey shows that 4 out of 10 people are afraid of walking at night. Even though governments are trying to make solutions to address these issues there is a cheaper and a more simple solution.


What is GreenRoads? It is a mobile application that will focus to reduce the crime rate in your neighborhood. You will never be afraid of walking at night even when you're not in your neighborhood. It will provide a virtual place where people will have incentives to help each other. A user will be able to see comments and safety stars about every street and he/she will also be able to comment and rate streets. GreenRoad will give you the safest trip to your destination based on the rating.

Main Beneficiaries:

All of the people who are terrified of walking on the streets. Based on the data given before, 45% of women and 27% of men in the United States. 48% of people who are 18-29 years old are scared of walking on the streets. This age range also includes people who use mobile phones most actively.


Inspiration and ideation


GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality


University of Miami (USA)

- 11 months, 1 week ago
Congratulations! Your proposal has been pre-selected to move forward in the Hemispheric University Consortium Social Ideas Challenge. Together with students from partner institutions in the hemisphere, you are required to attend at least two of the great workshops that we have lined up for you next week (see below). Please “Save the Date” for the University of Miami Social Ideas Challenge Finale for Monday, November 8 at 6:00pm in Storer Auditorium in Miami Herbert Business School. There your team will compete with the other UM teams in a three-minute formal presentation about your idea. The winning team will represent the University of Miami in the international challenge in April 2022. We’re excited to learn more about your ideas! Warm regards, The Social Ideas Challenge University of Miami