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SME Spotlight – Iduna
In our latest SME Spotlight series, we speak to Iduna, an organisation focusing on scaling up EV charging infrastructure. We’ve asked them about their journey as an organisation and what learnings they have as well as what the future holds for technology innovation in the UK. Short company overview: When was the company founded? What […]
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Navigating to net zero through local collaboration
Why collaborate?   Nation pledges, local government delivers. Because this is where it all happens.   With increased devolution, local government has the capacity to set policy, shape local areas, and transform our lives. It is at the heart of building and improving homes, providing social care, managing our parks and green spaces, and investing in […]
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Net Zero Navigator and OnePlanet
Practical tools to create, make the case for and execute local plans to reach Net Zero The UK has committed to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Many local authorities have declared climate emergencies and set earlier target dates, often 2030. The time to act is now – and the pathway to reducing emissions is […]
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Getting transport infrastructure right to reach net zero: a data driven approach
Net Zero Navigator guides local authorities in the United Kingdom towards identifying the most suitable combination of interventions to meet their carbon emissions targets. It supports strategic-level decision making by showing an array of projects which, delivered together, generate more than the sum of their parts.   This post uses the lens of active travel to demonstrate how the Net Zero Navigator allows you to seize opportunities while addressing some of the key issues that […]
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Creating a Global Profile and Attracting Investment
Over the last few years, foreign direct investment (FDI) has become an increasingly talked about point of focus for the UK government. This has become particularly pertinent as they have framed it as a way to build back better from the effects of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst the UK has had a 17% […]
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Why Placemaking and Cross Finance is the Answer to Achieving Net Zero
We all know the important goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050. Various parts of the solution are well known – such as expanding renewables, replacing boilers with heat pumps, retrofitting buildings, and rolling out electric vehicle charging points, among many others. But until now the cost of all this and how it is going to be […]
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Large scale agent-based modelling to support shared mobility – the DeMAND project
Multimodality and attitudes towards sharing will transform how people travel in the future. Demand modelling  must move away from the traditional division of transport modes. Travel behaviour is gradually getting more difficult to predict, hence the increased complexity of travel demand models to fit modern lifestyle, and the increased demand to include autonomy and flexibility. […]
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