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Digitising the Future of EIA: Launch Event

DATE : 24 March 2020
LOCATION : Connected Places Catapult, One Sekforde Sreet, London, EC1R 0BE
START TIME : 3:30 pm END TIME : 7:00 pm

Quod, Temple Group, Liquorice, ODI Leeds and Connected Places Catapult (CPC) as part of a consortia have recently received funding from Innovate UK to explore a future vision of how a better designed, data-informed and digitally delivered Environmental Impact EIA/ES process might be beneficial for developers, planners and members of the public.

EIAs are regulated by EU/UK legislation and are a crucial part of the design evolution and approval process for major projects.  Its purpose is to ensure that the environmental and social effects of proposals are understood prior to decisions being taken and to aid public participation in decision-making.  But currently they’re seen as burdensome, impenetrable, and very rarely do we monitor if they were right.

Despite the other proptech innovations, digital technology is not being currently exploited to capture data or deliver efficient and effective ways of producing ESs.  Although there’s a growing interest in Digital EIA’s, innovations to date focus on making the content, rather than the data more accessible.

Today, as we approach the end of our discovery, we are ready to present to you the cumulation of all this work.  We would like to showcase our findings at our launch event on the 24th March 2020, where we will use this research to stir a conversation around the changes needed in our current system and how we can start overcoming the barriers and obstacles ahead of us.

If you are interested in exploring our work and engaging in that conversation, please register below for a ticket and attend the event at the Urban Innovation Centre, on 24th March 2020 from 3:30pm to 7pm.  Details and order of events are below.

Date: 24th March 2020

Location: Workspace, Connected Places Catapult, London, EC1R 0BE

Time: 3:30pm to 7pm


  • 3:30pm Registration
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Speakers and project showcase presentation
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibits of concepts, networking, drinks and canapes
  • 7:00pm Close