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Delivering better place outcomes through use of data

July 20, 2022

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By Keith Mitchell and Susan Emmett

We are facing complex, systemic challenges but there is an opportunity to address this through collaboration built around digital planning

The UK planning system is under pressure to deliver more for less. Build back better, faster—more housing, jobs, biodiversity, less carbon, better communities, and better value. As we grapple with these challenges, we are also seeing digital planning become more mainstream. As a result, we need to develop a better understanding of how the use of data can be a force for good in planning.

Stantec’s Better Places research programme with the University of Reading has been contemplating these issues. This research explores how digital engagement and mapping can improve engagement and enable better decision-making for and on behalf of planning authorities, investment organisations and developers.

  • Keith Mitchell

    Keith provides strategic advice relating to major infrastructure planning and transport decarbonisation. He has worked on a wide range of national infrastructure and planning projects in the UK, as well as in the European Union and Australia.

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  • Susan Emmett

    As social value business support lead for the UK and Ireland, Susan is responsible for shaping Stantec’s operational activities for social value across the business.

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