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Smart Cities Need Smart Consultations

9 June 2017  | Anna McKeon

Future Glasgow. Smart City Bristol. Digital Birmingham. Pilot smart city projects are growing exponentially across the UK – and we’re barely keeping pace with the rest of the world (In 2014 India announced a plan to build 100 smart cities). However, while big data and small technology is enabling us to design our infrastructure to […]

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OPM Group is part of an exciting three year project to develop connected driverless vehicles in the UK for an ageing society

9 June 2017

FLOURISH is a three year government funded project which aims to advance the successful implementation of connected driverless vehicles in the UK. The project is worth 5.5 million and is being delivered by a multi-sector consortium. It is anticipated that older adults with ageing-related impairments and people with mobility needs will be particular beneficiaries of […]

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“I think it’s really important to be informed…but I don’t actually read anything I get sent”

11 May 2017

Earlier this year, a small team from Dialogue by Design ran three customer focus groups for Bristol Water, centred on customer priorities regarding their water supply. The quote above (paraphrased) demonstrates a conversation that happened across all three groups regarding customer’s wish to be informed, but their honest acknowledgement about their likelihood to engage with […]

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Transport planning process – how to plan consultation and participation activities

24 April 2017

Engagement expert Lucy Farrow (DbyD) and transport planning expert Tom Cohen (UCL) will share their experience and relevant academic research in a two day course (24th and 25th May 2017) and enable you to understand and effectively manage consultation and participation process. Following this course you’ll be able to: define the purpose of any consultation/participation […]

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