Free tickets for Housing Innovation Week
- 17 September 2019
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
Got some spare time between the 23rd and 27th of September? Interested in housing? Then you’ll probably want to be getting yourself involved with Connected Places Catapult’s Housing Innovation Week, wherein they will be looking to “convene partners across the housing ecosystem to foster collaborative innovation to ensure our homes are designed, built and maintained to meet the needs of the generations to come.” Here’s the full pitch:
Digitisation and innovation are driving the evolution of our world like never before, the time has come to apply this ever-increasing capacity for meaningful change to housing. Developing homes which are fit for the future is vital for creating vibrant city economies, as well as promoting well-being and good quality of life for urban populations. New technologies and innovation have enormous potential to help us meet some of the biggest challenges we face, such as rapid urban population growth, ageing demographics, and climate change.
It is widely acknowledged that the UK housing market faces systemic issues which are hindering us from meeting up to the future demand for housing. Long term trends point to a range of issues, from limited planning and procurement capacity to outdated house building models, low productivity, and general resistance to new approaches across the sector.
If that’s not inducement enough, how about free tickets? The retrofitting workshop on Wednesday 25th is all booked out, but (at time of posting) there’s still spaces left for the “housing and urban mobility” session on Monday 23rd, and for the “homes and healthy ageing” workshop on Tuesday 24th — so click on through and get involved, why don’t ya?