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Blog - Housing Innovation Week: What we learned about the future of housing
On 23 September 2019, Connected Places Catapult launched its first Housing Innovation Week. The aim of this series of events was to explore the future of housing in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders. As Connected Places Catapult continues to delve into the housing sector, we are prioritising the role that technology and innovation play in redefining housing as an adaptable support system for the UK population.
Blog - Homes for healthy ageing: Understanding the challenges
With its rapidly ageing population, the failure to provide enough age-friendly homes is fast becoming a further facet to the housing crisis in the UK. To tackle this we need a better understanding of ageing and the challenges it poses to our housing infrastructure. As part of our Future of Housing blog series and to complement CPC’s Housing Innovation Week, Bin Guan, Built Environment Researcher at Connected Places Catapult discusses the challenges we face in providing homes for an increasingly ageing population.
Blog - The HACT UK Housing Data Standard: Thoughts on the implementation of this new standard
This entry in our Future of Housing guest blog series has been provided by HACT, the Housing Associations' Charitable Trust. HACT is the sector’s ideas and innovation agency. It is developing a UK Housing Data Standard, the aim of which is to revolutionise how UK housing uses data and designs digital processes in the future. It has been authored by Neil Tamplin, IT/Digital Delivery Manager at Valleys To Coast.
PlanTech Week 2019: What’s on?
PlanTech Week 2019 is fast approaching, and we’re thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up of speakers, launches, events, activities and experiences.
Future homes: How do we engage younger generations to disrupt the housing space?
In another guest blog as part of our Future of Housing series, Mark Southgate, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), highlights the crucial importance of attracting young people to design, manufacture and build the homes of the future, the homes that they will all be living in for years to come.
Blog - Plantech Week 2019 speaker line-up finalised
As the advancement of technology accelerates faster and faster, the business and tech ecosystems seemingly continue to accrue all manner of neologisms to help succinctly identify and categorize emerging concepts, ideas, technologies and activities – things like FinTech, GreenTech, CannaTech, BioTech, RegTech, PropTech, and so on.
Blog - Planning standards: The foundation of an effective digital planning system
The planning system is a potential goldmine of detailed data, insight and forecasts that could help create places and businesses that adapt in real-time to the always evolving needs of their citizens and customers. But it is not. The sheer volume of insight lost would be a scandal had it not simply always been the case.