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Future Cities Report by Shell

Shell released their latest report ‘New Lenses on Future Cities’ in January 2014, which looks at how cities can evolve to cope with an additional 2.7 billion people by 2050. This document builds on Greg Lavery and Nick Pennell’s work with Shell, while at Booz & Company, developing the city growth virtuous cycle, city archetypes and city pathways presented in the report. The study is available to download here: New Lenses on Future Cities...

Sustainability in Infrastructure: Why and How

The answer to why one should be sustainable in the infrastructure field is simple: to create new value. How to do this is more complex. This article by Lavery Pennell, published in the 5 March 2012 edition of Infrastructure Journal, describes the types of value created through a more sustainable approach. It goes on to discuss how to overcome the three major hurdles that organisations face when becoming more sustainable. You can read the article at this...

Reinventing the city to combat climate change

Working with the Booz & Company Low Carbon & Sustainability team, Nick Pennell co-authored an article published in Strategy + Business looking at how the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming. Click here to read the...

Reinventing the city

Cities today are the source of close to 80 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions and, depending on how we spend the US$350 trillion required to develop and manage our urban infrastructures during the next three decades, they could become either a force for environmental destruction or a primary source of ecological rejuvenation. Booz & Company’s Low Carbon & Sustainability team assisted the WWF with a project to examine the imperatives for cities. Click here to read the...