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Disruptor Series: Utilising Technology To Transform The Planning Process

Thursday, 5th November 2020 0945hrs – 1130hrs

This webinar is part of a new series on the future of the construction industry which are taking place over the next 12 months, and will explore the next big trends, innovations and challenges the industry needs to prepare for.

The UK Government recently released the ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper which gave a ringing endorsement of the PlanTech Industry, and recognised the potential for the UK to become global leaders in digital planning and in technology revolutionising and democratising the sector.

We will gather major industry influencers to discuss the ways in which technology will revolutionise the planning sector, the opportunities this will bring and why it is vital everyone in the sector embraces planning technology.

These events are a must for those wanting to be at the forefront of knowledge and understanding and gain insight into how the industry is going to innovate, transform and disrupt in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Speakers for this event include:

Simon Long,
Project Delivery Manager
Euan Mills,
Digital Transformation Manager
Nissa Shahid,
Senior Urbanist
Paul Oesten-Creasey,
Chief Technical Officer
  • Greater London Authority – Simon and his team are putting together the London Development Database Automation Project, supported by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Local Digital Fund. This will streamline the entire planning process, allowing planning application data to move more smoothly from applicants, through London’s 35 local planning authorities to City Hall and out to the public.The project will create a ‘live hub’ of planning and development information, accessible to everyone. The project is moving into an exciting stage and Simon will be in a position to discuss further details and stats on the effect their work will have on the planning process in London.
  • Connected Places Catapult – Nissa is the project lead for a number of discovery-based projects including digital planning, housing data and net-zero strategies. She is a noted thought leader in the planning technology field and will discuss how the digitisation of planning is becoming a clear and pressing priority which requires resources and direction. She will explain how this process is not about ‘replacing the human’, rather giving planners the tools to do their jobs more effectively by modelling developments in real-time on digital platforms, opening up engagement channels remotely and therefore capture previously excluded audiences.
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – Euan is an expert on digital planning and was previously involved with Future Cities Catapult where he was involved in research into how digital technology can be used to enable more evidence-based decision making in cities. As part of the Digital Planning team in the MHCLG, Euan is focused on using technology to create a more transparent, inclusive and responsive planning system. He will give an overview of some of the projects the team are involved in to achieve these aims, including one which will allow council’s to adopt digital local plans.
  • Vu.City – Paul Oesten-Creasey is Chief Technical Officer at VU.CITY, the smart city platform that provides clarity to built environment professionals throughout the design and planning process. Paul has 12 years experience in architectural visualisation and application development, and was instrumental in the founding of VU.CITY and it’s continual growth.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Delegate Ticket Cost Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner £0 Yes Yes £2,000 View Details
Advertising Partner £25 Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner


The webinar partner package will give an even bigger boost to attendance numbers and visibility. Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Free to attend which will boost attendance numbers to 200-500
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite up to 3 speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Inclusion within all pre-webinar speaker discussions
  • Sit on the expert webinar panel as a thought leader
  • Deliver a 5-minute thought-leadership presentation on the webinar to industry delegates
  • Join a private debrief meeting in our VIP room to continue to discussion with speakers
  • Prime branding on the website and throughout the full webinar
  • Additional branding on all event documents, emails, booking forms etc
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Advertising Partner


Prime branding on all emails used to promote the webinar with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding throughout the full event – on the website, during the conference, on the presentations and on our emails sent to our 130,000 strong database
  • Exhibition stand at the virtual event to showcase your brand and gain interest from delegates
  • 5 x free tickets for colleagues to watch and get involved in the online event
  • VIP Room Access to connect with our speakers in a one-to-one environment
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda will run as follows:

09:45-10:00 – Networking & Exhibition

10:00-11:00 – Main Stage – Speakers, Discussion, Debate, Audience Led Q&A

11:00-11:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

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

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


Just like a real event 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.


Event Ticket: Utilising Technology To Transform The Planning Process £25.00

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Thursday, 5th November 2020

0945hrs – 1130hrs

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