Uber’s exciting rural plans queried by Catapult chief

Moves by Uber to expand into rural areas won’t work, our Smart Cities Development Conference heard. James Kelly, Head of Cities at the app-based ride hailing business, said the company is exploring a roll out of community transport services, recalling how he had used informal ride sharing early in his career to commute into work […]

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Digital natives may quit cities, prop-tech boss warns

The dystopian vison of future cities, painted in recent science fiction film Ready Player One, will come true if current patterns of high-rise development continue, a Crown Estates adviser has warned. Vanessa Lee Butz told our Smart Cities Development Conference that the ‘digital native’ generation will have different digital and human connections to their predecessors, […]

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Plan for tomorrow’s tech, urges Catapult chief

The importance of thinking about emerging technologies when planning development was the key message of the opening keynote presentation at our Smart Cities Development Conference. Nicola Yates, Chief Executive Officer of the Future Cities Catapult – which examines the application of innovation to the built environment, said: “Planners have to imagine a future world. If […]

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Physical interaction to remain important in digitised future

Personal contact will remain prized even as individuals spend an increasing proportion of their time on-line, a leading futurologist has told our London Property Club event. Tom Cheesewright predicted that the next ten years would see the transition to a new world in which the boundary between the digital and physical worlds becomes ‘seamless’.

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RICS; What does it take to become a construction adjudicator

Who can become a construction adjudicator? Adjudication is a generic term for a range of procedures by which differences of opinion are referred to independent third parties, known as adjudicators. These adjudicators review evidence and/or make investigations, and then make decisions, which determine the outcome of disputes. Since 1998, when the Housing Grants Construction and […]

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Plans for modular and modern forms of housing across Yorkshire

The hot-topic of offsite and modular construction was a key talking point at our York Development Plans Conference, all which are set to be discussed and showcased at the Offsite Manufacture Exhibition & Conference set to be held in Harrogate this June. Tamsin Hart-Jones, part of the development team at York Central, confirmed that they’re […]

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Exclusive Q&A; Developing cities to be smart – Siemens

Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Programme Manager at Siemens, is set to speak at the Smart Cities Development Conference on the 6th February. Ahead of the event we hear exclusively from Sarah on the exceptional work Siemens is doing within the market as one of the leading smart city providers.    Siemens is at the forefront […]

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Five things to avoid when bidding for work

We know that writing and pricing a bid isn’t always an easy process so we wanted to share with you our top five things to avoid.   Bidding for the sake of it From our research we have found a sad fact that the reasons for more than 85% of bid or proposal losses through […]

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Smart Cities; how is energy crucial to the development of smart cities?

Built Environment Networking are the UK’s leading provider of networking events within the construction and property industry – bringing together public and private sector leaders to connect and collaborate with a view of driving regeneration, development and economic growth.  Leading energy firm E.ON are our National Smart Cities Energy Partner which sees them attend our […]

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