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Smarter Greener Urban Places for Scotland: Ways to improve and modernise the infrastructure of our places

AGENDA

0845-0925 Registration and Refreshments 
0925-0930 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session One: Place, Planning and Movement
0930-0950 Low Carbon Transport and Electric Infrastructure
David Hytch, Director, Park Gate Consultants
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  • Public and private transport fleet opportunities
  • Challenges and gains in delivering electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Low emission zones
  • Promoting new vehicle use cultures
0950-1010 Streetlighting: LED
  • Better lighting, lower costs
  • Smart, multi-funtion use of lighting columns
  • Planning and funding investment to deliver savings and smart place development
  • Tackling one of the largest emission sources and biggest energy consumers
1010-1030  Planning Beneath the Streets: Paved with gold?
  • Understanding the value and use of the subsurface beneath the land in the places we live
  • Better, smarter management of sub-surface assets
  • Increasing the viability of land for development, re-development and re-use and encouraging new investment with sub-surface data
1030-1050  (Y)our Smarter Greener City Centre: Case study in bringing it all together
Graham Ross, Partner, Austin-Smith:Lord
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  • An evidence-based, objectives-focused approach to place planning using urban big data and consultation to inform plans and monitor implementation
  • Repurposing under occupied buildings/sites to create a mixed and low carbon economy
  • Repopulation of mixed use city centre for a healthier, walkable city and less car dependency
  • Progressive transport planning to grow active travel, low carbon public transport and anticipate opportunities/challenges of autonomous vehicles/electric cars 
  • Greening the city centre to create a River Park (dryline – flood defence) and integrate surface water management (Sponge City) into new/retrofitted public spaces
  • Integrating energy masterplanning into urban regeneration
  • Integrating Smart City technology to capitalise on the Future City demonstrator project
1050-1110  Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Power and Places
1130-1150 Combined Heat & Power and District Heating
Andrew Langlands, Account Manager, Flexitricity
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  • Small scale power - big wins in costs and carbon emissions 
  • Heat networks - delivering energy resilience, carbon reduction and fuel wealth 
  • Monetising flexibility - providing reserve power to National Grid
1150-1210 Community Energy and Smarter Energy Systems
Nicholas Gubbins, Chief Executive, Community Energy Scotland
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  • Community engagement and involvement in shaping infrastructure planning
  • Enabling greater participation of consumers and community organisations within smarter energy systems
  • Examples from demonstration smart energy systems projects
1210-1230 Getting Smart With Power
Ben Miller, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Smart Energy GB
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  • Smart meters, smart energy tech and data revolutionising Scotland’s energy landscape with cities and towns leading the way in innovation and greater consumer engagement
  • How new energy models and tariffs help consumers get more in control of their energy choices  to reduce costs and carbon impact
  • Consumer responses to new energy models and services: the appetite for products and services which will benefit their households
1230-1250 Question and Answer Session
1250-1345 Lunch 
1345-1350 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: Strategically Smart - Places and Data 
1350-1410 Keynote Address
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council
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1410-1430 Data and Communications: Delivering hyper connected places
Jonathan Shaw, Product Analyst, Yotta
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  • Hyper connectivity - how deployment at scale of digital technology, innovation and data can create scaled smart places
  • Strategic planning and infrastructure choices informed and driven by data
  • New digitial infrastructure and the transformation of familiar things - transport, buildings, energy and water, waste and health
  • The new services and new ways of living that data and communications infrastructure are driving
1430-1450 Artificial Intelligence and Analytics
Dave Black, Digital Consultant, Sparck
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  • Understanding AI and analytics, what it means for our future
  • Making places and services more intelligent
  • What are the biggest opportunities now?
  • How to accelerate trial and adoption of products in AI and analytics for smarter places and services
1450-1510 Question and Answer Session
1510 Chair's Closing Remarks

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Good range of speakers & commentary on various aspects of Planning Review. Encouraged by optimism of speakers.

Peter Bain, Argyll & Bute Council,
Planning in Scotland Conference, October 2017

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