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Bright new future for combined Catapults

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Bright new future for combined Catapults

Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults have united to form Connected Places Catapult. The new Catapult, which came into being on April 1st, combines the strengths and knowledge of the former Catapults to create new opportunities, building on the innovative programme of projects around the digital built environment and the future of mobility.

Blog – Defining the future: how the National Housing Federation co-created five ideas to transform housing

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Defining the future: how the National Housing Federation co-created five ideas to transform housing

It’s been 18 months since James Green, Futures Programme Director at the National Housing Federation stepped onto the stage of the National Housing Summit to launch its new housing innovation programme, 'Creating our Future'. In this Future of Housing guest blog, James talks about how Creating our Future can benefit the homes of tomorrow.

Blog – Homes becoming data hubs in the smart city revolution

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Homes becoming data hubs in the smart city revolution

Using software and online services to run commercial properties is fast becoming the norm and modern office buildings have become machine-like in their complexity, with Commercial Facilities Managers using software and data analysis to run them. In this instalment of the Future of Housing guest blog series, Nigel Walley, Founder & MD of Chimni, considers how this behaviour is likely to extend beyond the commercial world and become as standard in residential properties too as our homes become more connected.

Blog – Systems-thinking and housing

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Systems-thinking and housing

As part of our Future of Housing blog series, Ken Gibb, Director of UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, seeks to apply systems-thinking and, in particular, complexity theory to the housing system and to ideas and innovations that seek to transform housing for social, economic and environmental reasons.

Blog – We need ambition and innovation to tackle London’s housing crisis

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We need ambition and innovation to tackle London’s housing crisis

Londoners need more genuinely affordable homes as quickly as possible. In this Future of Housing guest blog, James Murray, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, highlights the ways in which the Greater London Authority is encouraging the development of new homes through innovative means in order to meet growing demand.

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