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Homes 2016Why is construction so backward?
All Planned Out?
The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System

18 and 19 May 2007

James Woudhuysen

Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester, Board member of the Housing Forum, Director of audacity, and co-author of Why is construction so backward? (2004)

Website: www.audacity.org and www.woudhuysen.com

e-mail: james@woudhuysen.com

14.00 to 15.30 on Saturday 19 May 2007

The global agenda in housing innovation

Summary

The chaos of planning has made house builders uniquely myopic. Yet they have much to learn from other sectors. In cars, ships, planes and trains, manufacturing technique has moved on way beyond the dreams of Le Corbusier. With RFID tags, automated ports and videoconferencing, the logistics and communications tasks surrounding global supply chains have grown simpler. In IT, energy, services and the accommodation of older people, the quality of finished homes could be much better - not by meeting bureaucratic regulations, but just with today's technologies.

What homebuilders need now is less planning, and more "over the horizon" innovation.

The global agenda in housing innovation

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click here for Why is construction so backward? by James Woudhuysen, Ian Abley, Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning, published by John Wiley & Sons 2004click here for Homes 2016 by James Woudhuysen and Ian Abley, the first Broadside supplement from Blueprint

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