Report calls for a working group to be established to give architects better access to data on cities and people
The government could help to radically improve the design of buildings and public spaces by making data from the planning process more accessible, a report from the RIBA and Arup claims.
The report, published yesterday (Wednesday), calls for a working group to be established to “digitise the planning process”. It is one of several measures that the report’s authors argue could improve architects’ work by providing better access to data on cities and people.
RIBA president Stephen Hodder said: “Lots of the data is available and already being collected, so why aren’t more architects taking advantage of it? We need the government to ensure this data is harnessed by local authorities and made available.”