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Digital Task Force for Planning blueprints the digital transformation of spatial planning

by on February 17, 2022

The Independent Digital Task Force for Planning has published its report, A Digital Future for Planning: Spatial Planning Reimagined. The report provides a blueprint for digitally enabled spatial planning, which in turn presents powerful leverage to deliver zero-carbon, environmental net gain, levelling up, and other ambitious social and economic goals.

The Task Force is comprised of an interdisciplinary panel of ten influential thought leaders drawn from a broad spectrum relating to planning and digital technology, co-chaired by Michael Batty and Wei Yang. During 2021, the Task Force carried out a comprehensive cross-sector consultation programme, involving local and national government departments, agencies dealing with the natural and built environment, digital technology, public health, and higher education. Using a whole systems approach, the resulting study is set against the UK government’s commitment to science and technology and cutting-edge research.

With the future of planning undoubtedly being digital, the Planning Portal have fully supported the Task Force with Sarah Chilcott, Planning Portal’s Managing Director, contributing her thoughts on the future of planning some months ago. You can read her article in full here

The report presents a collective vision for a digital future for planning – not only from planners, but also from a spectrum of like-minded built and natural environment professionals – as they believe at this crucial moment in human history, we have to work beyond professional and political boundaries to tackle multifaceted grand challenges collaboratively.

The full report and the executive summary can be downloaded from the Digital Task Force for Planning website.

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