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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.
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.
Four grand challenges of mobility innovation identified
A breakfast briefing organised by Connected Places Catapult Business Fellow Simon Barnes to discuss the challenges and opportunities for innovation in mobility took place on Friday 12 July at the University of Kent.
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.
International Smart Cities Standards Conference to bring together two leading standards committees for the first time
Two key international smart city standards committees will convene for the first time ever when Connected Places Catapult hosts the International Smart Cities Standards Conference on 17 July 2019.