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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 – L&Q Group on laying the foundations for the future

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Blog – L&Q Group on laying the foundations for the future

With a rapidly accelerating future, both in terms of demand, and the evolution of innovation, what do L&Q see as the greatest challenges ­– and opportunities – ahead?

The digital transformation of the Post-Permission Planning Stage

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The digital transformation of the Post-Permission Planning Stage

And as part of realising that vision, the latest challenge we’ve tackled is the post-permission stage. Learnings from a previous sprint (housing monitoring) had clearly identified a gap in permissions being granted and permissions being built out at the rate that is needed, so we got to work on addressing this issue.

Deep Retrofit – Making homes fit for the future

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Blog – Deep Retrofit: Making homes fit for the future

There’s been much talk recently about a UK housing crisis, but it’s not just the volume of housing that we need to be concerned about. Existing UK housing is also old and inefficient. Dr Richard Miller, Associate Director of Future Cities Catapult and Founder of Miller-Klein Associates, explores possible solutions.

Join the Future of Planning on Slack

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Join the Future of Planning on Slack

We’ve set up a public Slack collaboration workspace dedicated to the digitisation of planning – from standards, to events and tools – and a great platform for an online PlanTech community. Feel free to join in the conversation...

Blog – SynchroniCity: Scaling City Services Globally

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Blog – SynchroniCity: Scaling City Services Globally

‘Smart’ used to be all about the technology – but it's really about the cities, and its citizens – the tech is simply just another important tool to help us attain a greater quality of life.

Launching Alt.Cmd = [Alternative.Camden]

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Launching Alt.Cmd = [Alternative.Camden]

In collaboration with Camden Unlimited and Dark Matter Labs we are launching Alt.Cmd [Alternative.Camden] – a test vehicle for prototyping a new type of economy, powered by technology, for the common good.

Blog – International Standards on Smart Cities

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Blog – International Standards on Smart Cities

How can three different standards organisations coordinate to provide consistent standards that would help cities learn from each other and ensure an effective marketplace for smart city products and services?

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