Bright new future for combined Catapults
The Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults will unite to form the Connected Places Catapult. The new Catapult, which is expected to come 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 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.
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. The ‘other’ crisis facing existing UK housing stock is that it 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
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...
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 – 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.
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?
Digital Winchester – Raising the Standard for Smart Cities
When Winchester city decided to make the transition and become a smart city, their application of the PAS 184 standard ‘Delivering Successful Smart City Projects’ meant delivery of the project was seamless.
Third Thursday - Urban Technology Testbed
As urban populations grow and demand on city services continue to add complex pressures for cities, technologies play an increasingly vital role in making our cities healthier and cleaner. Find out more about FCC Urban Technology Testbed Program and how you could be involved in providing innovative solutions at this event.