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Designing with data

November 14, 2013

To examine the potential role that data could play in the planning and design of new buildings, RIBA and ARUP have launched a new report entitled ‘Designing with Data: Shaping our future cities’.

As modern society continues to develop a relationship with technology, producing and contributing data has become an unavoidable part of living in the digital age.

To examine the potential role that data could play in the planning and design of new buildings, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and ARUP have launched a new report entitled ‘Designing with Data: Shaping our future cities’.

RIBA President, Stephen Hodder states: “The UK currently scores top for open data according to the Open Knowledge Foundation. Lots of the data is available and already being collected, so why aren’t more architects taking advantage? We need the government to ensure this data is harnessed by local authorities and made available for architects, developers, residents groups, charities and business so they can make the best use of it.

“This report must signal an end to clunky planning application websites with their overly long reference numbers and multitude of pointless scanned documents. Data collection needs to be standardised across the country, easily accessible and open to everyone. The RIBA is looking to a future where data will enable architects to unleash their creativity in ways that are currently too expensive or time consuming to create the best buildings possible.”

The report looks at current strategies in incorporating data with urban planning, and calls for better access to data for architects and designers with a view to improving the efficacy of the design process in the UK.

 

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