Solving Severance: Start with the people affected

Finding effective ways to address how roads, railways, and other infrastructure slice through communities first requires analysis of where and how those barriers actually affect people’s lives. Integrated Urban Analysis and User-Focused Design are two ways of understanding impacts.

Smarter Cities: Housing

smarter cities housing panellists

There’s no shortage of Smart Home devices out there, from voice assistants to smart meters and system controls for heating, lighting and security. So far, these tend to be marketed to consumers and installed ad hoc; at FoL’s 8 February workshop, we explored the potential for smart housing at scale … Read more

London Data Observatory – get involved!

London map

Through a partnership with the University of Greenwich, FoL members are invited to set up bespoke research projects with data science PhD students. Make better use of data, at a fraction of the usual cost.

Smarter Cities: Housing 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 … Read more

Smarter Cities: Delivery

Stella Lam, TfL

Our latest Smarter Cities workshop gave attendees an insight into how to get new ‘smart’ projects off the ground, and some issues to look out for.

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