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Urban-rural systems
Living in harmony with Nature
Cultural Planning
Factor 4 reduction in pollution
and resource consumpti...
6th November 2010
15.25 4th Nov 2010
Hong Kong
Shaping the wave
Designing the
surfboard for
everyone to use
Building capacity to
use it
Connecting capital
to resilience ...
Integrating Planetary Health with the Sustainable Development Goals
TG 09
Goal 11
Make cities and
human
settlements
inclus...
March 2015
Bellagio
Open source platform, web access
Free to users
www.icesfoundation.org
Radical Hope
Finsbury, London
New Science
Split, Croatia
Deliberation
Conservatoire national des arts et métier, Paris
Col...
Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, (GAMA) Ghana
Urban Design
Water
Community
Education
Energy
Ecology
Transport Climate
adaptation
Policy and
economics
Please help building, testing and scaling,
particularly in Dorset as an EU demo
Delivering the Global Goals requires:
70,0...
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RSA - Scaling for Impact

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Lightning Talk by Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA at the RSA Scaling for impact event 1 February 2016.

https://www.thersa.org/events/fellowship-events/2016/2/rsa-engage-scaling-for-impact----1-feb/

My journey to provide and scale support to city regions to meet Global Goals by 2030

In 2008 I was working in Arup, heading up their global planning business with a world class team of transport, environmental, urban and policy and economics experts. Before that I had worked in infrastructure design and delivery, particularly Public Private Partnerships, around the World and I was also an adviser to the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on his Sustainable Development Commission and so I was very aware of the challenges of achieving improved city resilience.

My team at Arup was working at the cutting edge of low carbon sustainable city planning worldwide, particularly in China. It was there I got very inspired by their vision of an ecological civilisation, living in harmony with nature, as the next phase of development after the industrial model. However getting the plans built everywhere we worked was very difficult because success still revolved around GDP growth and that was the metric decision making. We knew that this was damaging the health of land and ocean ecology, and human well-being was not necessarily improving as a result, but everyone thought that this was the “price of progress”. Development was becoming less inclusive in many more developed countries as well.

I was given the opportunity to develop and articulate a roadmap towards a more resilient Ecological Age in the 2008-9 Brunel Lecture sponsored by Institution of Civil Engineers in London.

I gave this presentation all over the world in 45 cities in 2008-9, and the feedback was very positive, but many were skeptical that a more resilient Ecological Age could be delivered. The financial crash did not help the mood. It was very clear that the disconnect between investment decision making and the community social/ecological system impact at global and local scales was a huge problem. We did not have the tools and understanding of how human and ecology systems and resource flows interact and how this affects investment and health-productivity risks. It was clear to most people that city regions would be critical in determining a successful outcome for humanity by 2050, because of the projected urbanisation and the resulting investment drawn into those locations. The analysis showed that we had to embrace a factor 4 reduction in pollution and resource consumption, including greenhouse gas emissions, by 2050 both in retrofitting existing city regions and in the model for new urbanisation, if a successful outcome was to be achieved...

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RSA - Scaling for Impact

  1. 1. Urban-rural systems Living in harmony with Nature Cultural Planning Factor 4 reduction in pollution and resource consumption Integrated systems planning Performance based procurement Setting sustainable development goals 2008-9 45 cities Peter Head OBE FREng FRSA
  2. 2. 6th November 2010 15.25 4th Nov 2010 Hong Kong
  3. 3. Shaping the wave Designing the surfboard for everyone to use Building capacity to use it Connecting capital to resilience and well-being Shaping the wave Designing the surfboard for everyone Building capacity to use it Scaling it for everyone April 2011 Trust created London
  4. 4. Integrating Planetary Health with the Sustainable Development Goals TG 09 Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and Sustainable Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction-Mitigation/Adaptation 11.30 25th Sept 2015 New York February 2015 Sendai 2015 Bellagio/NYC
  5. 5. March 2015 Bellagio
  6. 6. Open source platform, web access Free to users
  7. 7. www.icesfoundation.org
  8. 8. Radical Hope Finsbury, London New Science Split, Croatia Deliberation Conservatoire national des arts et métier, Paris Collaborative Intelligence Bellagio Italy Communitarian Solutions RSA, London Consilience Xiamen, China
  9. 9. Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, (GAMA) Ghana
  10. 10. Urban Design Water Community Education Energy Ecology Transport Climate adaptation Policy and economics
  11. 11. Please help building, testing and scaling, particularly in Dorset as an EU demo Delivering the Global Goals requires: 70,000 communities with 70,000 people each= 5 billion 2030 Investment in each through an Urban Fund (UDIF) 8% GDP per year Commercial fund (RIIF) 1% of UDIF for capacity building, data gathering, research and knowledge sharing Total investment $5 trillion per year, which is available! 生态轮回

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