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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 – Car parking in cities: What are the social challenges to mobility and infrastructure?

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Car parking in cities: What are the social challenges to mobility and infrastructure?

Following her 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?

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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.

Blog – Masterplanning: the elephant in the room

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Blog – Masterplanning: the elephant in the room

Connected Places Catapult held a fringe event for London Festival of Architecture on 13 June 2019 to reveal the thoughts behind Masterplanner, a digital prototype created in conjunction with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Architects. Read blog by our Senior Urbanist Justin Kliger revealing key takeaways from the discussion and to find out how we can get rid of the elephant in the room and make progressive steps to innovate the masterplanning process.

Blog – How are SMEs using tech to offer a better quality of life to the elderly?

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How are SMEs using tech to offer a better quality of life to the elderly?

Our ageing population is growing, and support for those wanting to continue living independently into old-age is an area of increasing demand on the UK’s health and care system. As part of our Future of Housing blog, we asked Dr Amer Fasihi and Rupinder Singh of Kraydel, an IoT company, whose innovative device (TV-top hub and remote control) enables better health, wellbeing and independence at home, to tell us their story and share some thoughts on how new digital technologies could change the way we all live in the future.

Blog – Future of Housing discussed over coffee and croissants: A summary of our first Housing Breakfast Talk

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Future of Housing discussed over coffee and croissants: A summary of our first Housing Breakfast Talk

On June 11, we opened our doors to colleagues in the housing industry keen to hear about the future of housing from some of those leading the way in the sector. Joining us for coffee and croissants on the day were speakers from Residential Analysts, the Centre for Ageing Better, Hilson Moran and Chimni. This fab four shared some of the projects they are working on to help drive innovation and new technologies in housing to help deliver homes fit for the future.

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.

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