Smart Cities and Communities: Solving Urban Challenges
- 08:30 - 15:00
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Jon Sandford has a national lead role on infrastructure planning for Homes England, the UK Government’s agency responsible for delivering housing. Having joined Homes England in 2010, much of his work has been on the enabling work – collaborating with project partners and stakeholders to progress large scale housing sites through the planning system. He seeks to bring infrastructure issues and solutions into focus for Homes England and in relation to specific projects; an aspect of this is the smart cities agenda – translated to “smart places” at the housing site scale. Prior to working in Homes England, Jon worked in engineering consultancy practice for major firms and projects - having a focus on transportation planning and engineering for master planning; in relation to a wider cross section of major development projects. Jon is a Chartered Engineer and Town Planner with associated business and management qualifications and experience, based in Manchester.