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West Midlands Great Debate 2019

Thursday, 07 February 2019 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
RTPI West Midlands

Reimagining housing and living in a digital world: How we build, what we build, where we build and where we work.

A panel event organised by ICE, RIBA. RICS and RTPI

The housing challenge within the West Midlands is immense with 16500 quality new dwellings needed per annum and a total target of 215000 by 2031. Continuing with the ‘old ways ‘ is not an option so how do we meet our targets yet ensure quality of design and construction and create exemplary places.

Opportunities are presented by a range of new and emerging technologies that need to be ‘designed in’ to our future. In particular 5G and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles where the strategic strengths of the West Midlands offer the potential to develop truly world leading approaches to integrating game changing technologies with the built environment and to demonstrate global leadership.

There is the potential for new technologies to take house building to the next stage in its evolution through the utilisation of advanced methods of construction and embedding new ways of living and working into the home and workplace. How do we take full advantage of this? With HS2, Commonwealth Games and Coventry as the next City of Culture the stakes are high.

What are the opportunities that new technologies offer to maximise the input of professionals in the built environment? For example how can prop-tech, AI and automation etc. allow us to focus on the creative challenges for the sector and maximise innovation?

Join us to hear the panel’s views and put your questions to them. Panellists to include senior figures from the built environment professions (TBC).

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