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Smart City Frontiers

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In February, Merchant Land attended Smart City Frontiers. This event was hosted by Pilbrow and Partners, an architecture and design studio. The discussion focused on the role of public space in the smart city, how that role is changing, and the importance of design in enabling places to be used in a way that works for people.

Speakers included:

• Chair: Josh Artus, Centric Lab
• Gorana Shepherd, Pilbrow & Partners
• Irfan Soneji, Buro Happold
• Rupert Green, Lendlease
• Sharon Richardson, The Bartlett

It was clear throughout the discussion the importance of people centred design – for the best utilisation of the built environment and public spaces. And it’s here that digital has a role to play, in understanding how the built environment is used, to support economic development, and to enhance the quality of life for people.

Merchant Land welcomed the opportunity to hear from experts on smart cities to further understand how digital technologies combined with person centred design can improve how we live and work.