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Defining The Sustainable Urban Development Market

Date: 31 May 2011

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15 pages, 4 figures

Executive Summary

This research helps senior executives in organizations involved in the urban development value chain to understand the sustainable urban development market structure, to identify its prospects and to develop appropriate business strategies. While the number of global sustainable urban development projects has multiplied over the past two years, the private sector is still struggling to find how to uncover market opportunities. This report defines and segments the sustainable urban development market, clarifies the sector’s prospects based on the current macro-economic context, drivers and barriers, and provides a framework to systematically characterize projects. Verdantix research shows that in the short term there are tangible opportunities for firms in the creation of small-scale greenfield and brownfield projects, and in the deployment of urban sustainability initiatives as stand alone or spatially integrated projects. To engage successfully with city authorities, firms need to take five critical steps that will allow them to create flexible solutions that can adapt to local requirements.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCING SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Defining Sustainable Urban Development
Sustainable Urban Developments Are Segmented Into Three Types Of Projects
Cities Implement Twenty Distinct Initiatives

MACRO TRENDS AND LOCAL FACTORS CREATE THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Urbanization And Climate Change Exacerbate Resource Scarcity Strains
Infrastructure Pressures And Global Competition Trigger Cities’ Drive For Sustainability

SHORT-TERM BARRIERS DELAY SHIFT TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The Multitude Of Actors Engaged Creates Market Confusion
Funding Remains The Main Obstacle To The Creation Of Projects

FIVE CRITICAL STEPS TO UNLOCK TANGIBLE OPPORTUNITIES
Short-Term Outlook Is Positive For Smaller Scale Projects
Firms Need To Perform Five Critical Steps To Succeed In The Market

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Current Sustainable Urban Development Projects
Figure 2. Sustainable Urban Development Projects Vary In Scope And Scale
Figure 3. City Leadership & Management Oversee Three Categories Of Initiatives
Figure 4. Multiple Actors Share Influence Over The Decision-Making And Implementation Of City Services

COMPANIES MENTIONED

350Green, AECOM, Arup, Barratt Homes, Basque Energy Board, Better Place, BT, CH2M HILL, Climate Institute, Cisco, Clinton Global Initiative, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Gale International, GE, HOK, Honeywell, Iberdrola, IBM, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives – Local Governments for Sustainability, IPCC, Johnson Controls, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, Logica, London Development Agency, Mubadala Development Company, National Development and Reform Commission of China, Nissan-Renault Alliance, Onze Energy, Orange, PwC, Siemens, TRIRIGA, United Nations, Veolia Environment, Waterman, WSP Environment & Energy