To meet this challenge, we believe that innovation and better use of data are key to achieving a place-based approach. This will engage users across sectors, communities, and asset owners.
Three critical emission sectors not to be thought of separately are transport, energy supply and the built environment. This is due to their interdependencies and impact on Net Zero. Yet, these sectors continue to be planned for, delivered and funded in silos.
Today we see a fragmented, slow-paced place planning system. Our report calls for a fundamental change in the way we plan, design and manage our places to meet Net Zero.
We developed our recommendations by engaging over 20 organisations across sectors. Our report identifies cross-sectoral barriers that currently hinder more integrated approaches. It also addresses key opportunities for change going forward.
We looked at real-world impacts of realising these opportunities. We partnered with Future of London to develop 6 case studies of places that have started to take a more integrated approach to Net Zero planning. These case studies highlight different approaches and lessons learnt, which range from Local Area Energy Planning in Manchester to the transformation of a former Power Station in Rugeley.
We’ve also shown how data and technology can promote collaboration and unlock Net Zero action. We partnered with TPXimpact and Open Innovations to develop two prototypes. They explore two cross-sector challenges that will create new markets and reduce dependency on local authorities: