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Will Citizen Engagement Speed Up & Improve The Planning Process?; Sponsored by VU.CITY

Wednesday, 15th September 2021 1145hrs – 1330hrs

With momentum gathering to improve the planning process, in both speed and outcomes, and a greater emphasis placed on citizen engagement, many share the opinion that the two are incongruous.

Will such a system lead to longer development timelines and abortive costs? This expert panel will discuss how greater citizen engagement and collaboration can work, not only with speeding up the process and improving revenue, but also how a more transparent and collaborative planning system can de-risk projects and help deliver the best possible schemes.

This session will further explore the role of 3D technology in increasing development certainty by providing a framework to facilitate greater citizen involvement and speed up planning through shared visual experience.

Speakers for this event include:

Jason Hawthorne,
Chief Product Officer
Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking Amanda Griffiths,
More Speakers,
TBC Soon

We will be bringing together a number of excellent expert speakers to discuss this topic including:

VU.CITY – Jason Hawthorne, Chief Product Officer

Jason Hawthorne is the Chief Digital Officer and one of the founding Directors of the pioneering smart city platform, VUCITY. VU.CITY is a 3D fully interactive digital platform that helps people create, refine, share and understand the story of a development to make better planning decisions, faster. Jason was formerly Managing Director of Wagstaff, a leading PropTech agency. Wagstaff has since merged with VU.CITY as VU.CITY+ and continues to provide specialist VR and AR technology and ZTV’s for real world application. His 25 years’ experience of property and technology is helping shape the transformation of planning and design through the latest digital technology.

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


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Wednesday, 15th September 2021

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