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Tech landscape: How a simple app is improving affordable housing provision in Southwark

Words: Simon Wicks

An app to monitor affordable housing throughout its lifetime has won the 2020 RTPI Award for Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice. Simon Wicks finds out how it works and how openness in technology is driving digital transformation in Southwark

web_RTPI_awards_2020_square.jpg “A resident in a development in Southwark let us know that the affordable housing units were on sale on an estate agent website in Hong Kong,” says Jack Ricketts, a planning officer with the London Borough of Southwark.“When we looked into it, we realised they had been ‘flipped’ – gone from being affordable shared ownership units ........
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