Spotlight: Improving London-wide planning data

London Development Database

Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from authors Molly Strauss, Principal Policy and Programme Officer – Growth and Infrastructure; Peter Kemp, Planning Change Manager; and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer at the Great London Authority. As part of the Mayor’s Smart London work, efforts are underway to improve the … Read more

Smarter Cities: Royal Docks charrette

royal docks charrette discussion

At the final event in our Smarter Cities project, we invited participants to a charrette at the Crystal to develop ‘smart’ ideas for the Royal Docks, one of London’s largest development sites.

Smarter Cities: Infrastructure

GLA/Arup Infrastructure Mapping Application

As London grows, its infrastructure is coming under increasing strain. New infrastructure is needed to help deliver homes, move people around and improve the environment, and in a context of rapid change, up-to-date information is vital for making informed decisions about large-scale investment. Speakers at FoL’s 28 Sept Smarter Cities … Read more

Smarter Cities: Delivery workshop

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, with great potential to address intractable urban problems through innovation – and with all hype and uncertainty that come with new areas of endeavour. Getting started with smart-city technologies and systems can seem overwhelming, but there are good reasons to engage. Join us as we … Read more

Smarter Cities: Town Centres

Smart Cities mobile phone

Smart Cities can be a slippery concept, meaning different things to different people. At the heart of smart cities discussions is the idea that by using new technologies we can improve the way we build our cities and delivery services to residents. On 7th September, we held the first in … Read more

New programme: Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, seemingly offering huge scope for innovation to help solve intractable urban problems. But the concept can be hard to pin down, let alone integrate into the complex work already carried out by London’s local authorities and built environment sector. At the moment, getting started … Read more