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Points of order on high-speed rail

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Professor John Tomaney (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) told the Parliamentary Committee on High Speed Rail 2: “the probability is that when we look at the benefits that accrue from HS2 – the net benefits – the majority will flow to London and the South rather than to northern cities, if past examples are anything to go by.” Read: Scotsman More: Bartlett website

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

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Getting citizens involved in the process of improving cities is crucial, thinks Andrew Hudson-Smith, director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. Read: BBC News

Eight UK schools to take part in 'Internet of Things' pilot

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UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is taking part in The Internet of Things - which is expected to incorporate over a trillion connected objects by 2025, and generate up to $14.4 trillion in revenue by 2020, according to predictions by technology companies ARM and Cisco. Read: The Telegraph

The high street is not dead, just sleeping

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Dr Ben Clifford (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) argues that with positive planning and a strong lead from local authorities the high street could still have a future. Read: The Conversation

Mad dash to frack Britain puts carbon targets in danger

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"Even for a relatively seasoned observer of the antics of government, the recent performance over fracking, crowned by the prime minister’s comments about fracking his backyard, has been a wonder to behold," says Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). Read: The Conversation

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