#90 The New Way to Plan a City
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The data quality in the planning and development sector is appalling. Whether supplied in this form accidentally, negligently, or recklessly does not matter – much of it is wrong. Yet over the years, this data has been used to form some of our most important decisions for the built environment.

Now a new system will make sense of this data, rationalise it so that different sectors and different boroughs will be able to be compared, and display information such that planners will be able to see the impacts of their decisions before they make them.

Supply of housing, infrastructure strain, non-compliance… all of these will become part of an irrefutable baseline of facts once the new Planning London Datahub goes live.


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For further information on the Planning London Datahub, click here


Neil Thompson, Programme Lead for the Construction Innovation Hub, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Peter Kemp, Head of Change and Delivery, The Greater London Authority

Will Squires, Associate Director for Digital, Atkins


Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

Employing over 18,000 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe, Atkins utilities the latest technology to deliver major capital projects, and provide expert consultancy for clients across the energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors.

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