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Beyond data

Dan Hill
Executive Director / Chief Design Officer
Future Cities Catapult
@FutureCitiesCat / futurecities.catapult.org.uk
@cityofsound / cityofsound.com

Architecture of the
well-tempered
environment

Reyner Banham (1969)

Technology is the
answer. But what was
the question?

Cedric Price (1965)

How does technology


change urban spaces,
buildings, infrastructure,
products & services?
How should it?

The best way to


predict the future is
to design it

Buckminster Fuller

Barangaroo / Arup, RHS+P, Speirs + Major, Lend Lease (2008)

Masdar city centre / Arup, LAVA (2009)

The Cloud / Arup, MIT, Atmos et al (2009)

Cloud

Substance

/environments
/buildings
/objects
/services

/environments
/
/objects
/services

Sensing Cities / Catapult, with Intel ICRI, Royal Parks, Lend Lease &c (2014)

Fumifugium / John Evelyn (1661)

Sensing Cities / Catapult, Intel ICRI

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Sensing Cities / Catapult, with Intel ICRI, Royal Parks, Lend Lease &c (2014)

Sensing Cities / Catapult, with Intel ICRI, Royal Parks, Lend


Lease
&c (2014)
Making
the invisible

Fair Society,
Healthy Lives

visible: the real value


of park assets

The Marmot Review

RETHINKING
PARKS
EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS MODELS
FOR PARKS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Peter Neal

November 2013

Cities Unlocked / Catapult, with Microsoft UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind &c (2014)

Cities Unlocked / Catapult, with Microsoft UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind &c (2014)

Social Life of Small Urban Places / William H. Whyte (1980)

/environments
/buildings
/objects
/services

Wikihouse 2.0 / 00/Arup x Catapult (2014)

Wikihouse 2.0 / 00/Arup x Catapult (2014)

Wikihouse 2.0 / 00/Arup x Catapult (2014)

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

PixelTrack / BERG x Catapult, with TFL, Lend Lease, V&A, GLA (2014)

/environments
/
/objects
/services

Cities Unlocked / Catapult, with Microsoft UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind &c (2014)

Street furniture

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

Maintenance robots

/environments
/
/objects
/services

Open Ideas Platform / GLA x Catapult (2014)

Parklet programme, Los Angeles

Baugespann

Mauchos, Constituion, Chile

UK planning application notices, circa 2014

What should scale,


and why?

CityMapper

What should TFL get


back from Citymapper?

AirBnB

Uber

Bridj

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

On-demand shared autonomous vehicles

If shared,

-70%?
private cars

What kind of
city do we
want?

Museum of the Future 2015 / UAE, Tellart x Catapult (2015)

How do we ensure that


technologies are wellconsidered, in order to
create a new civic space,
a sense of the city as
public good, a better
future city?

Start with the street.


Design to ask questions.
Transdisciplinary and human-centred
Services and interactions.
Prototype and iterate.
Assess what to scale.
Make it tangible.
Communicate and discuss.

Thank you
Dan Hill
Executive Director / Chief Design Officer
Future Cities Catapult
@FutureCitiesCat / futurecities.catapult.org.uk
@cityofsound / cityofsound.com