Transforming how cities are built and lived in
Our world-first Competence Centre advises on the integration of smart solutions across four core key areas: planning and architecture, technological systems, social innovation, and environment. Solutions are selected and applied according to each project and community’s needs.
When implementing smart solutions in our own projects or working in partnership with third-party developers worldwide through our advisory arm, Planet Idea, we are focused on generating positive social impact. Our innovative format for smart projects can be replicated worldwide.
We enhance the lives of residents by integrating the latest technological solutions in networks, home automation, air quality control, security and much more. The Planet App, our proprietary district platform, facilitates access to smart solutions, services and activities in each neighbourhood. Solutions in this category include free Wi-Fi at the Innovation Hub, Interactive totems, Nowcasting weather forecasting technology, and SOS devices.
Planning and architecture
The integration of architectural solutions enables us to deliver high-quality affordable homes that create communities, foster relationships, and provide lasting value to local residents. Public areas are central to our neighbourhoods, and green spaces improve residents’ emotional and physical well-being while reducing carbon emissions. Smart solutions in this category include the use of a functional mix, cul-de-sac streets, outdoor shared spaces and an Innovation Hub.
The latest innovations in sustainable solutions are integrated into our real estate projects, ensuring neighbourhoods are future-proof. Our communities are set up so that everyone has the opportunity to improve their way of life. Environmental smart solutions include urban gardens, the use of native plants, community composting, bike-sharing, cycle paths, low maintenance plants, interlocking pavement, LED lighting, smart irrigation systems and solar bricks.
Our smart neighbourhoods are designed to be socially inclusive and empower citizens to make a difference to their local community. We promote healthy and sociable lifestyles by inserting a local Community Manager into every project, as well as a library, shared spaces, and the Library of Things. We also provide best practice community guidelines on topics such as nutrition and food waste.