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More than ever, there is a need for integrated and participatory strategic planning for cities and regions. Well developed and implemented policies create the urban, regional and national contexts that can unleash urban agglomeration economies and connect cities with their surrounding regions and the rest of the world. Integrated planning that takes into account all aspects of social, environmental and economic capital enables us to create places that offer a high quality of life and access to services and opportunities for all inhabitants.
What can UrbanEmerge provide?
We work with communities, the private sector, municipal authorities, state and national governments to help formulate plans and policies that guide development over the medium term to long term. We adopt a 'system of systems' approach that recognises the nexus of relationships between land resources, cultural and environmental assets, mobility, infrastructure, economics and society.
Land management and tenure is also a vital aspect of good governance and central to achieving many of the Sustainable development Goals. UrbanEmerge can help clients to improve and evaluate current systems and challenges, as well as supporting the development of innovative land governance initiatives.
Circular Economy Services: There is an urgent need to move away from the “take, make, waste”culture of consumption. UrbanEmerge works with private and public sector partners to develop strategy, and plan and achieve practical steps. Our expertise supports the development of photosynthetic economiesthat focus on the local sourcing of materials, which helps to boost local value-chains and reform connections to place.
Waste Management: Promoting a “reduce, reuse and recycle” ethos is crucial for sustainable urban development. Poor waste management increases the risk of disease and causes general pollution that reduces an area’s desirability. UrbanEmerge helps clients develop waste management strategies that understand the constraints and opportunities for effective waste management, including analysis of economic value-chains, such as in plastics recycling.
Low Carbon Development Strategy: From renewable energy to green industrial parks to urban and building design features, UrbanEmerge can help develop strategy, undertake feasibility studies and create partnerships to explore exciting new low-carbon ideas.