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Dan Hill
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My notes on the announcement of Tesla Powerwall, and implications for urbanism etc. The original edit of this crisper version at Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/14/dan-hill-opinion-elon-musk-powerwall-energy-storing-battery-could-change-carbon-footprint-entire-societies/
My latest column for Dezeen explores the urban implications of Tesla's Powerwall battery storage product. Here's the original edit: — The product launch of the early 21st century is a well-honed little drama. It’s become as streamlined and archetypal as...
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Two new vacancies in our team at Future Cities Catapult - Designer-Researcher and Filmmaker-Researcher. Apply!
https://futurecities.catapult.org.uk/job-vacancies
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Recent post on predictive analytics, transport startups, urbanism etc.

http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2014/11/essay-clockwork-city-responsive-city-predictive-city.html
This is the in-depth version of my column posted in Dezeen this week, around the impact of predictive analytics on cities. This version particularly uses public transport services and new transport startups as the pivot for its arguments, as transport...
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So happy, and fortunate, to live near Highgate Wood. The most amazing place.

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Urban fringe woodlands are great. Reminds me of a stint I did in Sevres in the 90's just over the road from Parc St Cloud.. Magic
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Another call for jobs in our team at Future Cities Catapult - for Designer/Researcher and Filmmaker/Researcher. Apply! https://futurecities.catapult.org.uk/job-vacancies 
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Recent demonstrator project with Microsoft UK and Guide Dogs, exploring better navigation in cities, via 3D soundscapes, wearables, beacons etc.

http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2014/11/cities-unlocked.html
We (Future Cities Catapult) launched a major project today: Cities Unlocked. Phase one of a collaboration with Microsoft UK and Guide Dogs, it's a demonstrator of how wearables and 3D soundscapes could improve mobility and wayfinding in a beacon-enabled city....
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About the Future Cities Catapult; aka what I've been up to so far this year, and ... I'm hiring! Apply, or pass it on.

http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2014/07/future-cities-catapult.html
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Nest's thermostat is a surface solution for a much deeper problem in cities like London – we need innovation in services not surfaces, says Dan Hill.
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"Self-driving cars are the answer. But what is the question?" 
My latest column for +Dezeen on cars, cities and shared space: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/15/opinion-dan-hill-self-driving-cars/
Dan Hill asks whether driverless cars would make roads safer, or whether dependance on an algorithmic organisation of society would encourage complacency.
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For Good fish, Better the "Pescotteria" in terraglio.
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  • Future Cities Catapult
    Executive Director, Futures, 2014 - present
  • Fabrica
    CEO, 2012 - 2014
  • Sitra
    Strategic Design Lead, 2011 - 2012
  • Arup
    Associate, 2008 - 2011
  • Monocle
    Director of Web & Broadcast, 2007 - 2008
  • BBC
    Head of Interactive Technology and Design, 2001 - 2007
  • State51
    Designer
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Research Assistant
  • Manchester City Council
    Senior Officer
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London
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Treviso - Helsinki - Sydney - London - Manchester - Hatfield - Sheffield - Loughborough - Shrewsbury - Zurich
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Designer, urbanist, etc.
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Designer, urbanist, etc.
Education
  • University of Hertfordshire
    BSc Computer Science, 1988 - 1992
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    MA Urban Sociology, 1994 - 1996
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