Stephanie Whittaker

Britain’s Smart Cities: it’s not all about technology!

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 29 Oct, 2015

It is not hard to see why most people equate the term “smart city” with the increased use of digital technology, almost for its own sake.

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Big data – big potential

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 3 Dec, 2015

Every day we leave a data trail by using our phones, credit cards, rail passes and loyalty cards. If captured and analysed this data could deliver huge economic, environmental and social benefits.

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Get ready for collaboration 2.0

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 2 Feb, 2016

Over the last few years the concept of collaboration has been discussed extensively in the construction industry, encouraged by the wider adoption of BIM, which has enabled greater stakeholder input. Recently I attended the Smart City Expo - World Congress in Barcelona, where we began to explore ideas that push collaboration to a whole new level.

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Citizens it’s time to collaborate!

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 23 Jun, 2016

In my last blog post I talked about the importance of collaboration in driving the smart city agenda forward, but how can you make certain that collaborations deliver results?

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What can cities gain from the latest Pokemon Go craze?

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 22 Jul, 2016

Since its arrival at the beginning of July, Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon with people around the world searching for Pokemon using their smartphones, however, there is a lot more to this craze than meets the eye.

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Do we need to fear the fourth industrial revolution?

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 26 Jan, 2017

Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, the current rapid growth in technologies and approaches such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, smart cities and the internet of things (IoT), are changing the way we live, work and play.

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Today’s modular housing may not be as new as you think

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 15 Mar, 2018

In 1908, Sears Roebuck in the USA launched their “catalog homes”, selling over 100,000 of these kit homes before they were withdrawn from sale in 1942. It may seem odd to reference Sears Roebuck in a blog on modular housing but there are many similarities between their homes and today’s modern pre-fabricated products.

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Will consumer data scandals and new legislation impact data use in construction?

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 24 Jul, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal and the EU’s GDPR legislation have increased the public’s awareness of data and the downside to the data sharing economy. But what impacts will these developments have on the emerging trend in the construction industry for collecting data to improve building performance and operational efficiency?

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What trends will begin to impact on the built environment this year?

Stephanie Whittaker Stephanie Whittaker - 21 Jan, 2019

Stephanie Whittaker, who leads ENCORD’s foresighting work group on behalf of Royal BAM Group, shares her thoughts …

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