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.

Wardell Armstrong Rock With Lithium From Scotland

Unearthing the UK’s lithium potential

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Nicola Byrne

A consortium is carrying out a feasibility study in Cornwall that could open up a UK source of the valuable material used in batteries and electric vehicles.

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Survey: Get ahead of the climate emergency

The built environment contributes 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint and energy prices are rising ahead of operational efficiencies. PlaceTech and Innovation Gateway are working together to find out how companies are set to manage the operational costs and environmental impacts of their buildings in this climate emergency.

Paul Unger Editor PlaceTech

Editor’s note: Reboot our city thinking

Extinction Rebellion’s takeover of Manchester’s busy Deansgate thoroughfare for four days generated more debate locally about pedestrianisation than the climate crisis. Paul Unger writes.

King's Cross

King’s Cross facial recognition plans withdrawn

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Nicola Byrne

The use of the technology by the King's Cross Partnership, backed by developer Argent, came under fire from the public after the UK’s data privacy regulator launched an investigation in August.

EFan X London

UK announces £300m green transport fund

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Chloé Vaughan

The UK Government has promised £125m of investment for British businesses, with additional industry co-investment of £175m, to support cleaner and greener modes of transport.

Fifth Wall And Vts

Fifth Wall + VTS: The future of tech in the built world

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Chloé Vaughan

At VTS Accelerate, the leasing and asset management platform's annual conference, VTS CEO and cofounder Nick Romito sat down with Vik Chawla, principal at venture capital firm Fifth Wall, to discuss the rise of property technology, how it’s grown, and what they envision for the future.