Inclusive & Sustainable
UrbanEmerge delivers inclusive and sustainable development consulting services to public and private sector and civil society clients. We focus on low- and middle-income countries, helping to address increasingly urgent challenges for socially inclusive, resilient and low-carbon economic and urban development.
As a core group of partners, lead consultants and business development professionals with a close-knit network of independent consultants, we provide state of the art research and insights. Our clients gain access to global and local expertise as our network of affiliated experts extends to countries and cities all over the world. Clients also benefit from excellent value for money as our network model means that we have very few overheads and operating costs.
Consultants affiliated with UrbanEmerge can share project opportunities and knowledge using our purpose-built online platform. We also maximise our use of online communication and project management tools to work and collaborate remotely, reducing travel-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Who we help
Our clients include the public sector, such as municipal authorities and national government departments, private sector companies who wish to improve sustainability performance or impact investing, and civil society organisations such as global NGOs, where they require support such as designing programmes to secure funding or for learning and advocacy.
Where we’ve made a difference
Through some of our research and projects, we have designed donor-funded programmes for reducing plastic waste in cities, made infrastructure and master-plans more inclusive for persons with disabilities and designed integrated solid waste management programmes to secure donor funding. We have improved the sustainable development impact of private sector investments in African countries and helped donor funded programmes to learn and adapt. We have enabled clients to access new markets by leveraging new technologies and reviewed how support to industrial parks can best enable jobs and long term economic development, particularly for young women.
At UrbanEmerge we are all passionate about our work and pride ourselves on the quality of our relationships, research, ideas and deliverables.
Thriving economies unleash the inherent entrepreneurial and innovation potential of societies, raise incomes and reduce inequalities over time and do so in harmony with our wellbeing and natural environment. They are based on well-functioning value chains and a strong business enabling environment that allows inclusive participation for all.
Sustainable cities enable inclusive social, cultural, political and economic development that makes our cities work for the benefit of all. This requires strategic integrated planning and 'systems thinking' across a range of sectors . A sustainable city has a low-carbon footprint, maximises its circular-economy potential and is resilient to disasters.
Responsible companies align to the sustainable development goals and respond to local development needs. This is often good for business too. We help corporations and small and medium-sized companies develop and adopt sustainability measures throughout their business operations. We can also help to design and evaluate impact investing.
Enabling technologies cut across and support all our service areas. Digital and smart solutions and emerging technologies can support green economic development, enable smart cities and more efficient use of resources. They can enable inclusive access to public and private services such as transport, leaving no groups or places behind.
Our Clients & Consultancy Partners
Get in touch
Reach out directly to one of our regional UrbanEmerge representatives:
We are hosting an internal UrbanEmerge Group Call for all consultants who have worked on an UrbanEmerge project since our launch in 2017. This is an opportunity for all of us to share our experiences, learn about each other's skills and capabilities, realise business development opportunities and learn more about our ground-breaking work. All members of the UrbanEmerge platform are welcome to join.