By 2025 there will be twice as many megacities as today. These cities will represent over 50% of global GDP and house over 50% of the world’s population. Managing growing cities and their supply of resources will be a formidably complex task, placing severe demands on infrastructure and the environment. We believe that economic development and sustainability must go hand in hand in city development if we are to successfully meet the challenges of our rapidly growing population. As a result, our focus is on finding solutions that will support and drive economic growth while reducing pollution and waste of energy and natural resources.
Our role in green city transformations is to provide the fact base for city officials and planners, as well as private sector solutions providers to make informed decisions and set aspirations. We then work with our clients to develop sustainability strategies, the skills to implement them, and the stakeholder alignment to ensure successful completion. Our aspiration is to help public, social and private sector decision makers find the ‘sweet spot’ in their value-creating agenda, taking into account the sustainability imperative and the discontinuities altering resource economics, such as resource supply/demand tensions, technology innovation, new market development and regulatory action.