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Thu 09/03/23, 10am–1pm
Zoom
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Considering the types of data built environment practitioners might wish to use and how to gather, collate and map - using them for plans, strategies, design and programmes.

Agenda:

10.00 Welcome & Overview – How can data help create great places?

  • Where is the activity focussed and where does work still need to be done? May-N Leow, DLUHC

10.20 Demystifying data – The who, what and where

Who is producing useful data, what are the different types and where can we access it?

  • Silviu Pirvu, MEGA Optimal Cities
  • Dr Chlump Chatkupt, Placemake.io
  • Q&A

Comfort break

  • Sandy Kidd, GLAAS
  • Ananya Jaidev, GLA
  • Paul Downey, DLUHC
  • Q&A

Comfort break

11.40 How can we work with data?

Looking at the know-how – how data can be gathered, collated and mapped so that it is useful for the end application, learning from case studies.

  • Euan Mills, Blocktype
  • Carmel Huntley, Watford BC
  • Simon Nielsen, TfL
  • Q&A

Comfort break

12.20 Exercise & feedback discussion

  • Short exercise using Slido, looking at types of data delegates would find useful, Led by UDL

12.35 Using data across the sector

  • How can data help the sector to work well as a whole? Where do the opportunities lie and what is happening to allow this to be achieved? Milan Bogunovic, DLUHC

13.00 Close

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Wed 25/01/23
Zoom
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A round-up of the way new tech is changing the way we use and manage places, looking at the opportunities this may give to curate uses, access arrangements and activities over time.

The agenda includes:

  • Understanding the growing focus on place keeping, and how digitisation is transforming place management.
  • Learning the different ways digital methods are being used.
  • Exploring how digital tools for place management are put in place and how teams have resourced this work.
  • Understanding where the trends are leading and what role we might see for place tech going forward.

Agenda

10.00 Welcome and Overview – Place Making to Place Keeping, Silviu Pirvu (MEGA & Optimal Cities)

10.20 What digital methods are being used? Christina Kimbrough (TfL)

Q&A

Comfort Break

Fredi Nonyelu (Brite Yellow) & Flora McFarlane (Viva City)

Q&A

Delegate exercise led by UDL – what are you seeing and exploring.

11.20 Next steps for digital tools and methods - How have teams put digital methods into action, and how have they resourced this work? Where are the trends are leading and what role we might see for place tech going forward?

Speaker and delegate discussion.

11.45 Wrap up and close

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Wed 16/11/22, 9.45am–12.40pm
Zoom
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Exploring the best ways of using tech to get people involved, with case studies and discussions on when to choose which approaches.

Agenda

9.45 Registration, Susan May

10.00 Welcome and Overview – What does digital engagement have to offer? (6 minutes presentations)

  • What do we mean by ‘engagement’?, Hana Loftus
  • The government case for digitising engagement, Bridget Wilkins
  • Q&A

10.45 Who is working with digital methods and which groups are they reaching? (8 minutes each presentation)

  • What range of digital engagement methods can be used within planning, transport and housing teams?, Michaele Packer and Chris McKinney
  • Q&A

Break

  • What are the range of diverse groups who can be reached? Learning from current practice?, Sophia de Sousa

11.45 Developing and using digital tools (10 mins presentation)

  • What is the process of developing digital tools – who is involved, how are tools procured and how are they funded and managed?, Louisa Facchino-Stack and Christopher Kirk
  • Q&A

12.15 What do digital methods achieve for communities? (10 mins)

  • What benefit does digital engagement bring to communities, and how does it contribute to thriving places in the longer term?, Chris Standish and Jack Curran
  • Q&A

12.40 Close

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Wed 06/07/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
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An introduction to the range of tools available, when each might be most appropriate to use and how to go about obtaining or creating 3D resources.

Agenda

10.00 Welcome & Overview – Which 3D models and desktop tools can help us do better?

  • What are the problems with current planning practice that could be improved? Exploring where the current need is and what can help.
  • Exercise on Menti to identify the different areas where tools are needed and what people are looking for, Led by UDL

10.30 Approaches to help.

Evaluating tools – understanding opportunities where can tools provide clarity but also the potential limitations and distortions. What tools are appropriate for different uses and audiences? Learning from consultants, the GLA and authorities who have obtained and created 3D models and desktop tools, including live demonstrations.

  • Tools for infrastructure, David Edge
  • Tools the GLA would recommend, Alan Smithies
  • Q&A

Comfort break

  • 3D parametric capacity calculator, Louisa Facchino-Stack, Dr Walid Omeir & Paul Oesten-Creasey
  • Q&A 11.30 Taking next steps
  • Understanding the market, the players and funding sources, learning what action to take towards the use of 3D technology, Gareth Sumner
  • Q&A

11.50 Speaker and delegate discussion

12.15 Close

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Tue 14/06/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
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A look at emerging approaches and how they can help you deliver better planning services, including greater inclusion and engagement.

Agenda

10.00 Welcome & Overview – Where are we and where are we heading?

  • What are the trends for digitisation within planning? Looking at what practice has been developing and where tools are being trialled and embedded, Katja Stille
  • Q&A
  • Questions for Delegates – What are you using and what are you seeing? Led by UDL

10.40 Plan Making, Community Engagement and Development Management Experiences

  • Using digital tools to proactively identify potential development sites, Alexa O’Neil
  • Quantitative data-driven decision making, Dr Chlump Chatkupt
  • Q&A

Comfort break

  • Call for Sites and Land Availability Assessment - can digitech make it better? Antony Wallace
  • How digital planning can help us better understand housing capacity, Euan Mills
  • Cambridge Local Plan – moving towards digital by default, Hana Loftus
  • Q&A

Comfort break

  • Council collaboration on the open digital planning services of the future: An overview of RIPA and BOPS, Matt Wood-Hill
  • Q&A

12.15 Next steps on the journey

  • What is the path towards better outcomes using technology? Looking at what practical steps can help LPAs on the journey, Josh Hoare-Matthews
  • Discussion

12.45 Wrap up & Close

Past Event

Wed 04/05/22, am
Zoom
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This session will provide an overview of how digital planning is helping to save resources and provide greater accessibility to our planning processes, including a look at the trends and innovations coming forward in the built environment.

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