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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.
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.
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.
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.
State of City Data: Data and Trust Creating legal tools to improve trust in IoT devices
As ‘Internet of Things’ (‘IoT’) devices become more embedded in our daily lives (asking Alexa to order takeout and buying train tickets on our phones are just the tip of the iceberg) it’s worth considering how legal protections might help maintain defined privacy boundaries, and therefore ensure we can continue to trust this technology. In this article, we explore the urgent need for legal frameworks to protect public trust in IoT technology. – An article developed in collaboration between Emily Barwell of BPE Solicitors LLP and the Connected Places Catapult
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.