Planet Idea

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We design and build smart affordable neighborhoods.

Planet Idea
2 Portman Street
London W1H 6DU

The global leader in smart affordable housing, Planet Smart City designs and builds cities and neighbourhoods that place people at the heart of every project. Our multi-disciplinary teams integrate planning and architectural, technological systems, environmental resources and social innovation solutions to deliver high-quality low-cost homes, creating lasting value.

Founded in 2015 by Italian real-estate experts Giovanni Savio and Susanna Marchionni, and chaired by physicist and entrepreneur Stefano Buono, the company has its own Competence Centre, Planet Idea, based in Turin, where it curates and integrates smart solutions into large scale real estate projects. Headquartered in the UK, the company has offices in Brazil and employs over 400 people.

Planet Smart City has the vision to offer everyone the opportunity to live in a better home. Planet tackles the global housing crisis in countries with large housing deficits and also works in partnership with developers worldwide to revitalise existing communities through smart technologies and social innovation programs.

Our know-how is transferred globally whilst always catering for local culture and needs. Planet’s unique proposition has become a reality in Brazil where we are building Smart City Laguna, the first smart affordable housing project in the world, and Smart City Natal. Together, they will have about 40,000 residents.

The company also has an active portfolio in Italy where it develops smart projects with key developers.

Latest news: The EFL Academy

Launched in January 2021, the EFL Academy is EFL’s online learning environment, offering exclusive courses on housing-related topics for our members and associates. 

Like our webinars, the EFL Academy offers another digital knowledge-sharing platform where members and associates can deepen their housing knowledge.

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European Federation for Living
P.O. box 67065
1060 JB  Amsterdam
The Netherlands