“We know from talking with colleagues in the housing sector that, for many, innovation is just a buzz word,” said Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT. “Our role has always been to support and encourage change and transformation within social housing, so we’re proud to launch our first Innovation in Practice conference, which has been developed with the sector’s needs in mind.
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There’s a bunch of words out there in housing that I’m making it my mission to retire around the turn of the year due to their relentless over-use during 2014. These include “hackathon”, “camp”, “lab”, “disrupt”, “hub”, “innovation” and anything else with a #hashtag attached. A moratorium on articles about “tablets” and “drones” may also be in order.