YPConnect Masterclass

Wednesday 15 May

1pm – 4pm

Get to know the tech – V2i Realtime shaping the future of Planning

Technology, it’s everywhere and integrated into our daily lives, through our phones, tablets and gaming systems, but it’s severely lacking from our Planning system. Come and join V2i Group as they explain and explore the future of planning through visualisation technology.

Transforming planning by allowing people to see the changes to the world, V2i are leading the charge globally for visualisation technology. We all know reading 2D plans is a skill mainly planners and architects are gifted with, but the general public struggles. V2i help to break down this barrier by showing designs and the future of cities and development in a digestible and relatable format.

Join the Young Planners in a session of knowledge, interest and future-proofing our careers by seeing if the future of planning is to be done by coders?

Keynote Speaker 

Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Jessica Christiansen-Franks is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics of urbanisation. Passionate about creating neighbourhoods people love and feel connected to, Jessica is a thought leader in innovative citizen participation, and particularly the value of ‘placemaking’ as a tool for collaboration and inspiring active citizenship. With experience across Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, Jessica has been fortunate enough to advise the public and private sectors, along with major international aid agencies. As Co-founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics, Jessica has side stepped into the world of big data to develop a social analytics platform for neighbourhood development. Neighbourlytics harnesses social data feeds to provide real time insights into local neighbourhood identity, place attachment and social connectedness.