We will be speaking at the ‘Water and Cities’ conference (30 June, London) organised by the UK Water Research Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP) in relation to our latest work on transition communities. In particular, new opportunities from cooperative forms of water governance at the city scale. If you are interested in local stewardship of water, please join us, it is free to register.
Infrangilis has been commissioned by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) to produce a study to showcase why and how cities are embracing local energy systems for economic growth. If you are a local authority that is interested in responding to the project’s call for evidence, please let us know.
Timed to coincide with the latest round of international negotiations on climate change in Lima, we make the case that Ecological Enterprise Zones (EEZs) can contribute to new industrial industrial strategy, but only if this economic policy is intelligently designed to promote inclusive and sustainable development.
This is the question which Infrangilis will help to answer, as part of a new study with CAG for the Environment Agency’s ‘climate ready’ programme. If you are a local authority that is interested in responding to the study’s call for evidence, please let us know.
The launch of our latest research collaboration with the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) on a green urban economy was hosted by Oxford City Council in July. Local Water set outs the challenge and the prize for cities of local water stewardship in terms of protecting vulnerable communities from extreme weather, more cost effective frontline services, and boosting economic growth by commercially exploiting water technologies. The study shows how cities can adopt an integrated approach to manage water as a local resource and also makes a call on government to help cities do even more. The publication is available to order directly from APSE.
Our new book co-authored with Up the Ethics shows how business advocacy and public policy intervention can accelerate the delivery of a sustainable economy. Drawing upon examples from Alliance Boots, Aviva, Maersk Line, and Unilever, it describes the strategic opportunity to get on board the next wave of CSR and explains how finely-tuned Lobbying for Good can be an extremely cost-effective brand-enhancement tool. Released on 30th May 2014, the book is now available to order. To mark the release, a series of articles are featured by Sustainable Brands and CSRwire.
It was a privilege for Infrangilis to be part of a Living Lab tour of Medellin in Columbia, to witness the amazing regeneration of the city based on a place-based approach involving participatory planning, social inclusion and access. We visited Central America during April to participate in the World Urban Forum, as a special advisor to UN-Habitat and UNEP.