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Buildings To Become Machines Say UTF

Urban Technology Framework

The Urban Technology Framework has identified trends that will shape metropolitan hubs - 3D printing transforming the way we build and IoT progressing smart buildings from stationary structures to machines are included.

According to the Urban Technology Framework (UTF), digitalisation will transform business models, causing the existing sharing economy to extend even further - with people sharing houses, cars and even clothes.

The framework sets out the trends into three themes - digital technologies, urban land factors and business models - that will further transform our cities.

 

Interaction

The UTF says digital technologies will transform the way we interact. Current technologies have enabled our communities to no longer be limited to locality, as small and fluid tribes are increasingly defined by digital and physical worlds. Further technologies, from increased connectivity through IoT to smart machines and driverless cars, will likely have as significant an impact.

 

Urban land factors

Urban land factors, according to the UTF, will create the context that digital technologies need to work in. These factors can be people, organisations, scale of development and stage of design. Property influencers have the opportunity to integrate technologies in design to respond to changes in the way people work or travel.

 

Waves of technology

The Urban Technology Framework is an initiative of the ULI Tech Forum, co-chaired by Adam Burstow, a Group Digital & IT Director at Grosvenor Group and Ed Parham, an Associate at Space Syntax. Lauren Poon, associate at CallisonRTK, is acting as its vice chair.

Burstow said: “The Technology Framework illustrates how technology intersects with our urban areas and aims to provide a platform to understand how we shape our cities. From new business opportunities to digitalised worlds, there are ever increasing possibilities for tech advancements and with our framework, urban professionals can better understand how waves of technology could influence our urban environment.”

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Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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