MacKay Hannah

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


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Blue Twitter BirdSmartEnergyGB
  • 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
1410-1430 Data and Communications: Delivering hyper connected places
Jonathan Shaw, Product Analyst, Yotta
  • 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
  • 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

Keep Up To Date

Not ready to book but want to stay up to date with announcements about this conference


Are you interested in conferences like these? Sign Up to get emails when we add a new conference.


Add to Outlook

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

Sponsorship opportunities at our conferences

<p>Sponsorship opportunities at our conferences</p>