Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter

Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter
Mark Moran

The Local Government Association (LGA) calling on the government to launch an urgent review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 80 people. The LGA believes there is a need to act now rather than wait for the outcomes... continue

19 Jul 2017RUDI News
New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

There is not enough affordable housing in the United States, or the UK. Or in most cities around the world. A new online ‘gaming-type’ tool created by the Urban Institute, and... continue

1 Aug 2016RUDI News
New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

Back in April 2016, the Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced that the Commission is endorsing the urban mobility indicators tool developed by WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News

Insurance, motorway assist systems and remote control parking under review in new CCAV consultation

A new Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) consultation is seeking views on proposals for people and businesses in the UK to use automated vehicle technologies, and advanced driver assistance systems. Automated vehicle technology will profoundly change the way we travel, says CCAV,... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News
Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060

Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060

In a recent study, The Economic Consequences of Air Pollution, the OECD suggests that outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural... continue

28 Jun 2016RUDI News

New TRL/TSC collaboration on Intelligent Mobility will impact on modellers

A strategic collaboration between two of the UK’s Intelligent Mobility (IM) leaders, TRL and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will further accelerate the deployment of advanced transport systems in the UK. The move follows the launch of the TSC’s Technology Strategy for Intelligent... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News

UK's Behavioural Insights Team helps US to deliver a city data resource toolkit

What Works Cities has launched a Resource Toolkit in the US - openly available - that includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating open data portals, advancing performance management programmes by setting stronger targets, utilising behavioural insights to run randomised... continue

14 Jun 2016RUDI News
New directions for modelling?

New directions for modelling?

Modelling and visualisation is one of the focus areas for the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) new Technology... continue

15 Apr 2016RUDI News
Autonomous vehicles may crash more, but it's not usually their fault and injuries are far less serious

Autonomous vehicles may crash more, but it's not usually their fault and injuries are far less serious

The first driverless car crash study by the University of MIchigan suggests that  autonomous vehicles crash more, but that injuries are far less serious. The sample size is still small, but researchers from the Universityhave taken on the first public attempt to determine whether self-driving cars are safer than conventional vehicles, says Future Structure. The study, from the University of... continue

5 Nov 2015RUDI News

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