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.
Plantech Week 2019
Developed over the last three years by Connected Places Catapult’s Digital Planning team, PlanTech is using existing and emerging technologies to form a 21st Century future-ready planning system. The event takes place over three days from 17-19 September
Cityx - The Connected Places Business Expo 2019
Cityx is a two day expo organised by Connected Places Catapult taking place at the Urban Innovation Centre in London from 13 – 14 November 2019.
Blog - Dream home in a changing climate
Marie-Louise Schembri, Project Director at Hilson Moran, contributes to our Future of Housing blog series to discuss the need for a different approach to home design for the industry to contribute positively to climate change but also ensure we are living comfortable lives.
Blog - How AI will change the face (and backbone) of housing
Scott Summers, CEO of Fuzzlab, a UK tech company that specialises in delivering AI products and services into the housing sector. In this guest blog as part of our Future of Housing series, Scott tries to anticipate how innovation in artificial intelligence will influence the future of housing, our future cities and how we operate and live in them. In this blog, he explores how a frictionless AI-enabled future, will need houses and cities to be built with the infrastructure to support the growth and broader application of the technology.
Housing Deep Retrofit Project
If the UK is to meet its climate change goals, we must radically reduce our domestic energy use. Since 80% of the homes we will be living in by 2050 have already been built, a nationwide programme to stimulate the market for deep retrofit and refurbishment of existing stock could be the only way to deliver the required carbon savings.
Blog - Future of Housing Standards: A summary of our not-so-standard breakfast
On July 10 we opened the doors of One Sekforde Street to guests from the housing and standards industries. Delegates eager to learn about the proposed future regulations and approaches required in housing initiatives attended to hear from those leading the way in the sector.
Car parking in cities: What are the social challenges to mobility and infrastructure?
Following his Lunchtime Lecture in June on the same subject, Karol Kurnicki from the Institute of Advanced Study, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick reflects on the need to understand car parking through the lens of everyday experiences of the people who live in our towns, villages and cities.
Blog - What is the future of housing standards?
What role will standards play in shaping the future of housing? In this blog as part of our Future of Housing series, our own Gavin Summerson, City Standards Team Lead at the Connected Places Catapult starts the much-needed and long-awaited conversation around ensuring standards remain an effective tool for creating homes that are fit for the future as that very future fast approaches.