Cities Integrated by Design

By Marylis Ramos – 11 February 2016

PRP have successfully secured Innovate UK funding under the 'Cities Integrated by Design' competition, which seeks to help businesses to test the feasibility of an innovative idea or technology.

Teaming up with the Peabody Trust, Podaris and Siemens, PRP's project THETTIS: The Thamesmead Healthcare, Energy, Transport and Telecommunications Integration Study, aims to investigate the potential to exploit the synergies between these different city infrastructure systems, using the development at Thamesmead as a test bed.

As part of this project, the potential of Personal Rapid Systems (PRT) for improving healthcare provision will be a key component of the technical feasibility study.