Third Thursday: “Innovation: What’s in it for us?”
Are you working in a business, the public sector, the academic sector, or another organisation? How do enterprising activities and innovation help you increase productivity and growth?
Housing Breakfast – The Future of Housing Standards
Developing homes fit for the future is vital for the creation of vibrant city economies, as well as the promotion of wellbeing and good quality of life for urban populations. Standards for housing are significant as they can facilitate integrated solutions, provide market consistency and drive a range of outcomes for homes.
Connected Places Mission to China
We are partnering with the HMG Science and Innovation Network and Satellite Applications Catapult to run a Connected Places Mission to China. We invite UK SMEs with an innovative product or service related to “Connected Places”, and an interest in doing business with China to apply to take part.
Third Thursday: AI for Sound: A Future Technology for Smarter Living and Travelling
Imagine you are standing on a street corner in a city. Close your eyes: what do you hear? Perhaps some cars and busses driving on the road, footsteps of people on the pavement, beeps from a pedestrian crossing, rustling and clonks from shopping bags and boxes, and the hubbub of talking shoppers. You can do the same in a kitchen as someone is making breakfast, or as you are travelling in a vehicle. Now, following the success of AI and machine learning technologies for speech and image recognition, we are beginning to build computer systems to tackle this challenging task: to automatically recognize real-world sound scenes and events.
Artificial Intelligence for Cities
Artificial Intelligence offers new approaches to make cities work better for citizens and businesses. Leeds has major capabilities in data and computer science, and a strong record of innovation in health care and digital local government.
Digital Masterplanning - London Festival of Architecture
Could devising a masterplan ever be as simple and easy as adding items to your Amazon ‘shopping cart’? Mixing and matching different buildings until the developable site area meets the aspirations of the developer and local planning authority?
Car parking in cities: immobility and infrastructure
Cars provide us with flexible mobility, freedom, comfort and experience of progress. But these aspects of automobility are based on cars in movement – a partial picture which misses the fact that usually they remain stationary. As such, they are problematic for drivers, create obstacles for people in public places and have to be managed, often at a great cost, as they take up large portion of urban space.