JLL Spark: Construction ripe for modernisation

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Nicola Byrne

David Gerster, vice president of global fund JLL Spark, reflects on 2019, WeWork, the firm's focus for 2020, the quality of existing tech companies, construction tech, finding the 'JLL fit' and sorting the good from the bad.

VIDEO | MIT’s built environment tech tracker

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Nicola Byrne

Andrea Chegut, director of MIT's Real Estate Innovation Lab, shares the work going on at the lab, the built environment's biggest challenges and the esteemed university's tech tracker, launched on the MIPIM PropTech stage in New York with JLL.

Lauren Poon CallisonRTKL Trend Talk Dublin

CallisonRTKL: To innovate, accept the unacceptable

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Nicola Byrne

In 1966, architect Cedric Price exclaimed: “Technology is the answer, but what was the question?”, a quote very much relevant in 2019 as the built environment begins to embrace tech, according to Lauren Poon, head of digital at CallisonRTKL.

Michael Guerin Trend Talk Dublin

19 ways Dublin is getting smart

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Nicola Byrne

Smart Docklands is an initiative of Dublin’s four local authorities, a smart city test bed trialling various projects along the banks of the River Liffey.

Stefan Webb Digital Planning Manifesto

Evolving the fractured planning system

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Stefan Webb

Stefan Webb, director of digitising planning and standards at Connected Places Catapult, sets out the principles behind the innovation agency's joint vision with RTPI for a digital planning manifesto.

Camden What3words

Tag every object in UK, says Geospatial Commission

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Nicola Byrne

The government's dedicated agency for geographic information systems has recommended that every building, waterway and road should have a unique identifier or code to help deliver better data sharing.

Drees And Sommer Cradle To Cradle Stand

Recycling buildings in the circular economy

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Nicola Byrne

The concept of reusing materials to minimise the damage construction causes to the environment is sweeping through property as developers wake up to doing the right thing.

Michael Wayne Bexton

Council cuts carbon emissions by 40%

Nottingham City Council is taking steps to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028. PlaceTech asked Wayne Bexton, head of energy services, to explain how it's going.