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.
The Future Of Housing
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Explore guest blogs from industry leaders on how innovation can address the challenges facing housing and get involved in our Future of Housing programme. Discover new thoughts and ideas from industry leaders and innovators and explore our innovation map for a better understanding of key focus areas.
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.
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.
PlanTech - July Breakfast Show & Tell
Join us for the third and final PlanTech breakfast ‘Show and Tell’ of 2019, to learn how some of the most innovative digital planning projects are developing, how they are overcoming common barriers, and where they are likely to have the most impact in your work.
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.
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.
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.
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.