The Digital City

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Our forum 'The Digital City' was held this week looking in more detail at discussions taking place at COP 26.

Panellists tackled issues around reducing carbon emissions, digitising the planning system for greater collaboration and for environmental benefit, and the value of harnessing data to aid research work into protecting the planet.

The following questions were asked: How can gathering data from space help to protect the Earth? How can digitising museum collections prevent pandemics and disease? How can digitising the planning system help to ensure that environmentally-sound decisions are taken around housing and infrastructure developments?

The Chief Executive of Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, Stuart Grant, Ruth Norman-Johnson, Director, SiteSolve (Ramboll), Watford Borough Council's Infrastructure and Technical Support Manager (Place Shaping), Semeta Bloomfield, .Amber Infrastructure's Principal, Peter Radford and Simon Payne, Founder of Lambsquay Consulting of Cambridge all joined the discussion.