Work

 

Resilient Places & Communities

Embedding sustainability in urban developments

To achieve sustainability on complex projects with many stakeholders and constraints, we run workshops (with development agencies, built environment consultancies, and public authorities) to define a site-specific resilience vision, and a rigorous yet understandable supporting framework of performance indicators and implementation routes. We find the means for commercially feasible regional masterplans to embed evidence-based principles of placemaking, inclusive well-being, net zero carbon, circular economy and nature-based design.

Communities of Innovation

Facilitating Collective Intelligence With Communities

We support communities to come together to learn, share and practice exploring systems solutions to systemic challenges.  We bring novel collaborative tools and systems approaches to help form experimental learning communities with subject experts, public institutions and local people.

Data-informed Decision Making

Agreeing priorities using collective knowledge

We focus on the human experience of turning data into wisdom, by quickly prototyping and sharing ‘open access’ digital tools that combine different types of information (like integrated technical models of complex systems), with clear visual presentation of exactly what matters most to the people using them (multilateral agencies, university partners and risk-taking companies).

Climate Resilience and Risk

Analysing and planning climate adaptations

We provide strategic advice and implementation support to help understand the effects a changing environment might have on particular places and human activities, and how a step-by-step adaptation plan can transform risk into opportunity.

Strategic Collaborations

Convening purposeful cross-sector collaborations

We are skilled brokers, conversation starters and network facilitators. We work across geographic and disciplinary divides to bring people (from universities and consultancies, multilateral agencies, and technology companies) together and explore systemic problems in a structured yet friendly and creative way.

Sustainable Finance

Innovating and brokering green investment

We provide technical assistance to support funding and investments in new green infrastructure.  We bring expertise on innovative governance and finance partnerships, and can support investors, development banks and municipalities to assess their risks and report on non-financial performance targets like contributing to the UN sustainable development goals.

Projects & Initiatives

Exeter Living Lab

Exeter Living Lab

The Living Lab brings cross-sector stakeholders together for local solutions

Ebbsfleet Central

Ebbsfleet Central

Collaboratively defining a sustainability vision and decision tool for a garden city

City Finance lab – Northern Gateway

City Finance lab – Northern Gateway

Advising green infrastructure investment for the Northern Gateway

Pivot Projects

Pivot Projects

Investigating the opportunities of creating a green recovery

ACT on NBS

ACT on NBS

Support uptake & scale up of Nature-Based Solutions

Nexus Resilience

Nexus Resilience

Integrating town planning, public health, climate, biophilia & neuroscience expertise

Bristol Water

Bristol Water

Review of an action plan to enhance the approach to Ofwat’s Resilience in the Round

Anaklia

Anaklia

Evidencing the commercial vision to deliver a commercially attractive, climate-resilient city

Meridian Water

Meridian Water

Strategic advice in support of sustainability visioning and data integration

City Finance lab – Norway

City Finance lab – Norway

Technical expertise to develop finance solutions for green urban projects

Hunter Water

Hunter Water

Using agent-based modelling to analyse the potential for waste-to-energy from water

Silver Access – Capstone project

Silver Access – Capstone project

Data and place based access for & co-created with, local at risk groups

URGED for Scottish Canals

URGED for Scottish Canals

Decision-support tool for managing flood risk to infrastructure using satellite data

Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

Using agent-based modelling to plan for water supply and waste water infrastructure

A flexible three-stage approach to deliver solutions to complex issues

We champion a practical, integrated systems approach to driving sustainable performance in city regions. Our offering allows for a gradual onboarding to secure approach validation and internal buy-in, followed by prototype demonstration of systems-based solutions and capacity building. The first two stages are designed to prepare cities for a fully functioning systems modelling platform to support planning and investment decisions that will help them build sustainability and resilience.

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Onboarding

Approach validation

Regional stakeholder buy-in

City Analysis
  • Stakeholder & governance
  • Procurement
  • Institutional capacity & data
City Routemap
  • Priority focus areas
  • Prototype model data & tech requirements
  • Access to funding
  • Practical next steps Results Matrix (RM)
Cross-network opportunities
Results Matrix (RM)

Topic exploration and prioritisation

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Prototyping

Prototype demonstration of systems-based solutions to region-specific challenges

Capacity building through advance learning

Collaborative workshop
  • Regional priorities, focus area

  • Prototyping & discovery

  • Learning & capacity building

  • Investment & brokering solutions

Prototype Model
  • Data maturity support
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Topic-expert user group
  • Model interoperability
Use cases and action plan
  • Enhanced data use & analytics
  • Realistic simulation of a sector solution
  • Routemap adopted and completed by project actors
  • Outline investment proposal
  • Integration of effective solutions
5

Embedding

Fully functioning systems modelling for value creation

Project infrastructure options to build regional sustainability and resilience

Systems Modelling Platform
  • Codeveloped Integrated systems model
  • Scenario testing for project design and investment decisions
  • User-Friendly interface
  • Hackathon for regional
    cross-sector leaders
Learning & Capacity Building

Training, knowledge sharing & increased learning power

Brokering investment & effective technology
  • Connecting investment & innovations to bankable projects
  • Codeveloped with expert-user group

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A growing community of practice that allows for a rapid deployment and global scale up of systemic solutions to systemic problems.

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