Karolinska Institutet Holding joins 'European Technology Cities'
Future Cities Forum is delighted that the Chief Executive of KI Holding, Hans Möller, will join our 'European Technology Cities' discussions on 3 December. Hans has more than 30 years' experience at general management level in various science parks, IT companies and start-ups with extensive experience in all areas of innovation promotion, consulting, and sales and marketing. In 2018 he became CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB, which is a holding company owned by th
Part Two - Energy and Sustainability Forum
The Jubilee Lido at Penzance - heated by geo-thermal energy, with the project partly funded by a public share offer of £540,000 and a mix of loans and grants from Power to Change, Architectural Heritage Fund, and the Co-operative Communities Investment Fund. The geo-well was constructed by Geo-Thermal Energy, funded by the ERDF (Image courtesy Country Life)) Part Two of our Energy and Sustainability forum asked questions about the importance of scale in heat and energy networ
Government funding to restore community rail links
The UK government is investing £32 million to develop and construct new rail stations in England and Wales, while 15 rail schemes are being awarded to accelerate plans to restore lines to communities including those closed during the Beeching cuts. It is part of a wider £500 million 'Restoring Your Railway Fund' to develop proposals that level up transport links across the country. Towns and villages across England, which were left isolated when their railways were closed, ar
Schroder Real Estate Fund joins 'European Tech Cities'
We are delighted that Makoto Fukui, Head of Central London at Schroder Real Estate Fund (SREF) will join our discussions on 'Cambridge and European Tech Cities' on 3 December. SREF has just made its first Cambridge investment in One Cambridge Square (the anchor office building for the Cambridge North development), and Makoto took a leading role in the transaction. Makoto is responsible for the fund's London assets, including Jubilee House, West India Quay, and Kensington Vill
Green energy report: BEIS and city councils at Future Cities Forum
Green roof at the North London Heat and Power Project (Grimshaw) The Department for Business, Energy & industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Leader in Local Energy, Patrick Allcorn, spoke at our Future Cities Forum this week to local authorities, investors and architects on the future of green energy and sustainability in towns and cities. There were questions to be answered on whether district heat networks are the solution for reducing carbon emissions in cities, how new power proje
Foster + Partners tests robotic scanning for progress in construction
Boston Dynamics SPOT Cyberdog inspects construction progress at Battersea Power Station (Copyright: Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners As part of Boston Dynamics' Early Adopter Programme, Foster + Partners has been exploring the use of Spot (Registered Trademark), the agile robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with ease as a tool to capture and monitor progression on-site. The practice's Applied Research + Development group (ARD) has been working with Bosto
Leeds City Council joins 'Energy and Sustainability' forum
Leeds City Council offices at Merrion House, a 1970s building refurbished and redeveloped for Town Centre Securities to achieve BREEAM excellent standards by BDP Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy & Climate Change at Leeds City Council will be speaking at our forum next week, 'Energy and Sustainability 2020'. Tom joined Leeds in 2002 to establish the Council's Environment Unit after previous posts with Oxford City Council, Cherwell District Council and sustainable deve
Signature roof installation at All England Lawn Tennis Club
CGI of view towards Newstead Road of the All England Lawn Tennis Club's Somerset Road covered courts project (Hopkins Architects) City populations are currently unable to attend sporting events due to Covid-19 lockdowns and the sports industry continues to be severely impacted by the pandemic. Future Cities Forum is preparing an important discussion forum on the future of sport in the UK and across the world. What will happen to investment plans for new stadia, sports arena-l
Infrastructure & Projects Authority joins 'Cambridge and European Technology Cities'
The Infrastructure & Project Authority's Karl Fitzgerald will join our discussions on 3 December 2020 on 'Cambridge and European Technology Cities'. Karl is a chartered civil engineer with particular expertise in planning and master-planning for large scale development projects. He is a Project Director and Commercial Specialist in the government's Infrastructure & Projects Authority, with over 25 years' experience in consultancy and the public sector. Karl advises government
Energy and Sustainability forum 2020
Manchester's Civic Quarter Heat Network - Tower of Light (Tonkin Liu / Arup) Future Cities Forum will be running a series of discussions on the topic of sustainability over 2020/2021 to include areas such as housing, energy, climate change and public realm design. The first of these debates will be held on 18th November. The discussions will ask whether the government’s new ideas on planning will lead to housing provision which meet targets on carbon reduction, how the desi