The Future Fox

Our innovative online engagement platform, PlaceBuilder, helps planners collaborate with communities on ambitious urban planning schemes, like the UK’s largest low traffic neighbourhood in Lewisham, local development plans and regional placemaking with the UK government.

We empower clients and communities with data and insight so they can make informed decisions, and take forward ambitious plans.

The opportunity to transform how you engage communities

People are moving, working and living in ways we never imagined. They’re participating deeply in a huge range of online activities. Yet the barriers to engaging in the planning system still exist: it’s complex, time consuming, and not clear how their feedback is used.

A platform that helps you find deliverable solutions

PlaceBuilder is a cloud engagement platform that enables community participation in urban planning. It’s a user-friendly, flexible digital tool that builds trust in stakeholder consultation through positive, early-stage citizen participation, broadens engagement demographics and generates deep insight into community preferences with data-driven actionable solutions.

The platform makes it easy to get your plans online and run inclusive and impactful engagement on planning measures, and uniquely it helps you move from discussing issues and problems to solutions that are deliverable within your programme.

Save time & grow engagement: The lightning-fast set-up meaningfully engages 7x more citizens over traditional consultation methods with instant feedback & usage statistics.

Build trust in consultation: Our platform empowers citizen-led community planning through positive, focused participation and provides insights from a broader demographic audience.

Get actionable data and insights: Through reliable and robust reporting into community needs and preferences, you’ll save time in analysis and gain ready-to-report insight into viable solutions

Take forward ambitious plans: Derive de-risked, spatial plans with schemes that have baseline support from the local community, and understand the need for further engagement, so you can deliver capital programmes more efficiently.   

"Thank you for doing this. This has been the best consultation format I've encountered." - User, Lewisham & Lee Green

“StreetBuilder made it easier for us to incorporate community feedback into designs. This is vital to build trust and show we’re listening, and meant we could improve the neighbourhood in the way our communities wanted.” - Josh Learner, Lewisham Council, Client

About us

The Future Fox is a technology company with a social mission to accelerate the development of smart, sustainable and people-focused places.

A diverse, expert team, between us we’ve helped build cycle route networks, mobilised tens of thousands of people to make changes to their neighbourhoods, and created new interactive digital experiences.

Our clients include Lewisham Council, Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Winners of the Connected Places Catapult 2019 Cityx Housing pitching competition, Social Tech Trust and Innovate UK grants, and places on the Ordnance Survey-backed Geovation accelerator, and Google’s Women Founders residency 2020.

Proud to be awarded one of the first contracts through the UK government’s Spark DPS procurement framework for emerging technologies by MHCLG, you can also find us on G Cloud.