London Edition – a view to 2025
A research project sponsored by Siemens
Sustainable Urban Infrastructure (London Issue): A View to 2025 (2008) draws examples from London to provide an environmental profile of where the city stands today and how it can use a variety of technologies to achieve key sustainability goals by 2025. Published by Siemens’ Economist Intelligence Unit, the study highlights key determinants of urban environmental performance that can offer insight for other mature cities. The report offers an holistic perspective, rigorous quantification, a common methodology applied to different areas of sustainability, and consideration of a comprehensive set of potential technological options for improvement, including their economic dimensions. Many strategies to reduce urban energy and water consumption and improve waste management not only help protect the environment, but are also economically profitable. The study will be useful for policy makers, planners, businesses, consumers and individuals concerned with urban sustainability.