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Innovation in Digital Planning

26th July 2021

In this short film, Ritchie Somerville (Head of Strategy, Data Driven Innovation Initiative, University of Edinburgh) talks about how Scotland is uniquely placed to deliver a world class digital planning system.

This vision for the planning system puts community at its heart using data to create continuity, consistency and evidence-based decisions that will bring national-level benefits to our country.

Innovation is taking something that exists and applying it in a way that no-one imagined.

The Data-Driven Innovation initiative (DDI) is delivered by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. DDI is an innovation network helping organisations tackle challenges for industry and society by doing data right to support Edinburgh in its ambition to become the data capital of Europe