How can we create infrastructure that
sustains a healthy planet?
In a time of constrained budgets and competing priorities,
direct investment in pure sustainability measures cannot
be counted on to address environmental challenges.
Through broader, longer-term thinking, we need to capture
the opportunities inherent in every infrastructure
investment to yield benefits on social, economic and
- Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer, AECOM
Many perspectives shape the built
environment. Too often, each
focuses on its own goals and
methods. This inhibits better
outcomes that could emerge from
Infrastructure can simultaneously
address a variety of social,
economic and ecological
challenges to deliver wider
benefits and value.
Light Rail Starter System and Build Outs, Dallas, U.S.A.
Think of the potential when we
blend environmental science and
economic understanding, urban
policy and regional planning, high
design and high performance,
gray infrastructure and green
infrastructure, commercial growth
and community cohesion.
Tongzhou Canal Bridge, Beijing, China
We believe integrated thinking can
create urban environments that
attract people, promote economic
opportunity, and protect the
Shepherd’s Bush Living Wall, London, U.K.
Healthy ecological systems can
reduce the burden on built
infrastructure, and increase our
enjoyment of and appreciation for
the world around us.
A new approach
Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Willingness to look at problems in
new ways builds a series of better
outcomes, and begins to shape a
new paradigm of human and
Every project is an opportunity
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Land Management Plan and CEQA
Architecture, engineering, urban
design and landscape architecture
create a next-generation NBA
arena—and a more active,
walkable and green downtown.
To bring the best ideas together
Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Complex, U.S.A.
Nanotechnology and energy-
efficient engineering enable
scientists to conduct climate
Achieve new feats of innovation
Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica
Civil engineering and landscape
architecture result in cleaner water
entering the ocean—and greener
neighborhoods for residents and
And create infrastructure for a healthy planet
San Francisco Sewer System Improvement Program, U.S.A.
The choice before us
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Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bay Flood Damage Reduction, Houston, U.S.A.