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PlanTech Week 18

PlanTech Week 18

Join us for a week of events that will explore how new technology and digital transformation are changing the planning sector and what this means for planners, city officials, real estate owners, and others.

After the success of PlanTech week in 2017 and continued digital transformation across the sector, we are coming back with Plan Tech Week 18.  We have curated a week-long series of free lectures, networking events and interactive installations that will debate and showcase the tweaks and transformations that technology is enabling in the planning system.

PlanTech Week 18 (18-22 June) is a showcase for the emerging technologies, innovations, and visions that are transforming the way we plan our cities, towns and neighbourhoods.

Future Cities Catapult has been exploring how digital innovation, urban data, and user-centred design can improve the UK planning system. We believe that the adoption of technologies such as machine learning, augmented reality and IoT, can improve the responsiveness and efficiency of planning and transform how citizens engage with the planning system.

Future Cities Catapult have been working with SMEs, planning authorities, governments and the market to begin prototyping the future planning system.  Our exhibition space will be showcasing the emerging products, services and experiments that have emerged from the first seven months of the Future of Planning programme.

From 18-22 June, we invite you to join us at the Urban Innovation Centre to explore the ideas and technologies driving the growing #PlanTech18 revolution.

Agenda for the week:

To book your space at the events follow the links below.

Monday, 18 June (12.45pm – 1.45pm): Lunchtime Panel – #PlanTech18 is … Scientific

This discussion will explore the influence that different scientific disciplines can and should be having on how we plan our cities.

Tuesday, 19 June (12.45pm – 1.45pm): Lunchtime Panel – #PlanTech18 is … Predictive

In this lunchtime lecture, we will explore the ways in which increasingly sophisticated, powerful and inexpensive tools, built on every increasing data flows, can help us predict the future and revolutionise the way we plan our cities.

Wednesday, 20 June (6.30pm – 7.30pm): Evening Panel – #PlanTech18 is … Adaptive

With technological developments likely to further challenge our assumptions about the built form of the city, what can we learn from history and how can technology help us create more adaptable cities?

Thursday, 21 June (6.30pm – 8.30pm):  Third Thursday –  #PlanTech18 is … Disruptive

The built environment industry is on the verge of major disruption from technology innovators.

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