This is the challenging question we attempt to answer in our latest feature for CSRwire. Let us know your thoughts on the resiliency of the smart city concept via the CSRwire website or here.
Our latest research collaboration with the Association of Public Service Excellence was launched at the House of Commons on the 18th April 2013. ‘Stronger Resource Efficiency for Desirable Communities’ set outs how local innovation in asset stewardship can aid the transition to a prosperous and green urban economy.
The publication is available to order here.
Local Climate Actions is a fascinating new study prepared by Infrangilis and Arup for the Local Government Association. It details 20 case studies of how cities and towns ranging from Cambridge to Leeds are taking action on climate change that support growth, save money and safeguard communities. The publication is launched with Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change in London on 11th March 2013.
Infrangilis is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Estidama (an environmental sustainability think-tank in the Arab world headquartered in Jordan) to deliver masterclasses across the Middle East and Northern Africa. The programme focuses on three areas: Green urban economy; Sustainability in austerity; and Local resilience.
The training is designed for local government managers, public policy makers, institutional donors and corporate executives who are interested in cross-sector learning on sustainable urbanisation. For further details contact Estidama at email@example.com or Infrangilis at firstname.lastname@example.org
This the big question Infrangilis poses and seeks to answer in our latest feature for CSRwire, reflecting on events in 2012 and taking a look ahead to the key challenges of 2013.
Infrangilis was pleased to speak at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona. The gathering brought together over 3,000 delegates from around the world ranging from IBM and Microsoft to the Sydney of City and New York City. Infrangilis’ contribution focused on the point that, whilst IT-enabled solutions are important to resource efficient urbanisation, this should not be the end goal. Rather, the core purpose should be about creating desirable communities, otherwise the green economy will always be second choice to the brown economy.
This is one of the big questions posed by Infrangilis in a new article for The Guardian newspaper. This piece is further to our forthcoming speaker contribution at Skills Third Sector’s annual conference in London on 20th November 2012. Infrangilis argues here that leaders need to reflect on their resiliency skills to see what more they need to do to lead through these austere times.