Stefan Webb Digital Planning Manifesto

Evolving the fractured planning system


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.

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Tag every object in UK, says Geospatial Commission


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.

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Recycling buildings in the circular economy


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.

Wardell Armstrong Rock With Lithium From Scotland

Unearthing the UK’s lithium potential


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.