Open Data for Planning

Open Data for Planning We need a good Planning system to face the effects of global change. Population increase, availability of natural resources combined with lack of political stability will impose greater pressure on the construction industry globally and nationally. Planning is needed to harness the good energy, which comes with change, and protect us from the risk … Continue reading “Open Data for Planning”

Open data for housing

Open Data for Housing Next to food and clothing, the Declaration of Human Rights lists housing as the third fundamental need for any human being. The current supply of housing in the UK does not met the demand as a result of limited amount of land, insufficient replacement of inefficient existing stock and rise in population. As part … Continue reading “Open Data for Housing”

Analyse this

With the vast majority of records now stored electronically, e-analytics has become essential because there are no longer ‘paper trails’ in the traditional sense. This combined with the dramatic increases in volume of data and information mean that it is vital that tools with the capability to carry out targeted analysis are deployed. Single e-mails … Continue reading “Analyse this”

Time for BIM Minecraft

  The video link above shows a Minecraft construction challenge: a virtual, neutral environment. Six players, four active and two that may join the group later.  Different skills, different ages, collaborating from remote location across the globe. Playing with clear rules and zero risks. Minecraft is the revolutionary collaborative game developed by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and … Continue reading “Time for BIM Minecraft”

Make sense of it all

I was reading the other day that according to IBM, ninety per cent of the world’s data has been produced in just the past two years.  It seems to me that very few organisations have been left out of this burgeoning swell in electronically stored and managed information that has over time eroded the traditional … Continue reading “Make sense of it all”

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle

When many out there in the social media piazzas are questioning the relevance of ice bucket vanity gone viral, we had our very own cold shower when interviewing Pete Halsall, CEO of Good Homes Alliance on multiculturalism, UK planning and the moral obligation of the next generation. G4C mission is to push the boundaries of … Continue reading “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle”

What it it about speed mentoring?

I would call it unconditional personal altruism. I will also try to explain why. Last night the CIC 2050Group organised a speed mentoring event at Argent’s headquarters in that urban regeneration masterpiece that is now King’s Cross in London. Just to avoid any confusion, speed mentoring has got nothing to do with finding your twin … Continue reading “What it it about speed mentoring?”