Civic Technology and COVID-19

The growth of urbanisation has placed increased demand on infrastructure and services such as transportation, water/sanitation, energy, and civic projects. As cities continue to expand and demographics diversify, it has become challenging for governments, on a local level, to make informed decisions representative of the local population.

The Power of Data

If the decisions and policies that shaped our societies were cakes, data would be the eggs, flour, sugar and butter. Without data, we’d do everything on a whim.

The Reality of our Climate

Climate change is one of the defining crises of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared - if we don't make drastic changes now, collectively, then the consequences could be fatal and irreversible.

How is Tech used for Good?

On Tuesday 29th September, Hello Lamp Post hosted its very first webinar 'Tech for Good', from the series 'Digitally Transforming the High Street'. We were also fortunate enough to have guest speakers from Microsoft, E.C.F and Southwark Council join the webinar, where they individually discussed their experiences in the tech industry and how their businesses were pushing the 'Tech for Good' movement forward.

Planning For The Future

On the 6th August 2020, the UK Government published its White Paper which included proposals on how to reform England’s planning system. With its purpose to simplify, accelerate and modernise planning, three pillars of change were outlined: Planning for Development, Planning for Beautiful and Sustainable Places and Planning for Instructure, with the end goal to get Britain to “build, build, build”.