Tag Archive: Cabinet Office

Nov 30 2009

An open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 27 November 2009. Update (04 December): I added a post-script to the original post – read the response received back from Paul Morrell.] First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. …

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Feb 10 2009

Show Us a Better Way: update

I wrote several times last year about, Show Us a Better Way, the UK Cabinet Office’s competition to make more information publicly available (see 07 November 2008 post). The SUABW blog now has an update about progress on the shortlisted finalists – some of which are directly related to the built environment, including a Roadworks …

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Nov 07 2008

Show Us A Better Way – finalists

I have blogged before about the Power of Information Task Force (a UK Cabinet Office initiative) and its Show Us A Better Way competition, which attracted 100s of entries. Well, The winners shortlist has been announced in the Guardian (see also the Free Our Data blog), and the ultimate winner will be announced on BBC …

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Oct 02 2008

Choose your “better way”

I have written about the Cabinet Office’s Show Us a Better Way competition a few times now – following its launch and then highlighting a couple of interesting ideas (Urban BIM and TfL mashup). The competition attracted around 500 entries and closed at midnight on 30 September, and we now have the chance to cast …

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Sep 02 2008

Urban BIM

Two months ago, I wrote about Show Us a Better Way, the UK Cabinet Office’s Web 2.0 competition for ideas to unlock the potential of publicly-held information. The flow of ideas shows no signs of stopping, and while some ideas are repeated, there are occasional gems. Today, I noted a suggestion from a Michael Blom …

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Jul 04 2008

Show Us a Better Way

Further to my Web 2.0 post on Wednesday (updated a little bit earlier today, BTW), I have now had a browse through some of the ideas submitted so far to the Cabinet Office’s Show Us a Better Way competition. Many have real interest to people working in the sustainable built environment arena – I liked …

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Jun 11 2008

Strategy for Sustainable Construction

HM Government, in association with the Strategic Forum for Construction, has published its Strategy for Sustainable Construction (PDF, downloadable here; press release here) today. I have had a quick scan of the 64-page document and have noted that it now refers to the impacts and opportunities associated with information and communications technologies (ICT). This topic …

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