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1 Institute for Sustainability TURaS Additional London Opportunities 31 July 2012

2 2 Agenda Topics The role of the Institute Total Community Resilience Relevant programmes Local demonstration opportunities Alignment with TURaS

3 3 About the Institute Our role What we do Innovative demonstration projects Acceleration of innovation to market Independent facilitator Shaping and guiding projects Leveraging and aligning funding Capturing and sharing knowledge and best practice Who we are Charity – business led board linked to public sector and academia Mission – To significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities Established 2009, London based with UK(SE) and EU focus, ~ 30 staff Our work Resource Efficient Buildings, Sustainable Infrastructure, Low Carbon Transport and Logistics Total Community Resilience

4 4  Holistic investments at scale  New finance and delivery models  Community-led and empowered  Accelerate innovation to markets  Replicable best practice Total Community Resilience

5 5 Relevant Programmes Climate KIC (10 yr programme 25-50M€ / yr) N-DEMO – Holistic approaches via new models, new modelling, and demonstration EURBANLABS – Network of urban living labs with access to best practice & expertise CMA – Challenge-led matching demand to innovative solutions Blue Green Dream (Climate KIC) Identify, assess, and promote innovative products (“Blue Green Solutions”) New toolkits for integrating BGS into designs (from buildings through community) Connected Communities – smart buildings for resilient people New technology platform focused on assisted living, well being and resilience Systems approach combining place + environment + services + “communities” Communities Living Sustainably (£1M grant + £1M match) People-centric initiatives around community-building, place-making, and sustainability Future Cities Demonstrator (UK Technology Strategy Board) £25M competition to “demonstrate, at scale and in use, the additional value that can be created by integrating a city’s systems”.

6 6 N-DEMO – New models Assessed global best-practice for financing and delivering holistic sustainable regeneration Community Empowerment models – community leads, owns assets

7 7 N-DEMO – Decision Support Modeling Based on “CityGML”, a cross-domain decision support tool delivered through geospatial visualisation Extensive area-wide baseline data (physical, social, economic)

8 8 Local Demonstration -- Poplar/Bromley by Bow Key Stats 3.7km2 40k people 16k dwellings Parts in top 1% IMD 10% fuel poverty Ind/Comm CO2 600k tpa Resi CO2 140k tpa Local Partners Tower Hamlets Council, Poplar Harca, Tower Hamlets Homes, Bromley- by- Bow Centre, OPLC Own 13k of 16k dwellings Significant budgets for refurb, new build and infrastructure

9 9 Local Demonstration - Communities Living Sustainably People, Power and Possibilities Network - Bring together existing local groups and individuals with a passion for sustainability (be that food growing, energy efficiency, walking, reuse, cycling etc.) to work together to deliver their own projects, advise on the design and delivery of all other PPP projects and campaign on local sustainability issues of importance, eventually taking over the running of the programme Climate Community - Take local people on a journey of discovery and realisation to uncover the possibilities that arise from the transition to a low carbon future. Eco Groups in schools, neighbourhoods, etc. Your Space - Bring unused or underused open spaces and community buildings into more productive use (on a permanent or meanwhile basis) in support of other PPP projects, including providing space to support new enterprises, locations for public art, locations for community renewable energy, etc. Sustainable Behaviours, Services, Incentives and Information will create the understanding, in the first instance at the level of an (Eco)Estate, what are the barriers (physical, social, service, technological, information etc.) to people adopting more sustainable behaviours (energy saving, recycling, water use, transport, supporting local shops etc.), how they could be motivated to behave more sustainably (saving money, pathway to work, peer pressure, pester pressure, social interaction etc.) and how they could be incentivised to behave more sustainably (vouchers, local currency, rent reduction, timebank credits, smart products etc.). Sustainability Grid will pivot off a central Sustainability Walk from the Olympic Park Energy Centre, via the EcoHub, to the Siemen's Crystal, and building on planned sustainability investment, the grid will link the local curriculum with the local environment, display and explain local sustainability features including new demonstration projects from industry partners (from PV cells, to insulation, to SUDS schemes), highlight local growing groups, bird boxes, biodiversity etc. EcoEnterprise will begin with an EcoPossibilities awareness raising campaign to make potential local entrepreneurs aware of the opportunities from the transition to a low carbon future, partly in the form of an neighbourhood-based EcoCompetition Closed-Loop Community will establish local resource collection and upcycling, targeting 80% recycling rates.

10 10 Local Demonstration – challenged settings Area of high flood risk at the bottom of the Lea River – flood abatement measures a priority of redesign Area of high air and noise pollution Derelict and unused spaces, industrial / brownfield heritage (targeted for community redesign and management) Disruptive and intrusive high volume traffic, targeted for abatement measures Community traditionally associated with deprivation, underemployment, social isolation, transport poverty, health issues, etc.

11 11 Local Demonstration – sustainable regeneration £100M planned investment Green infrastructure a key design priority Pocket Parks, Eco-Walks, Eco- Hub, art and creativity Permanent and “meanwhile” uses of derelict spaces Fluvial and pluvial surface water management Sustainable responses to noise, air, heat pollution Strong local partnership committed to investment, innovation, and demonstration (social landlords, council, Environment Agency, business, etc.).

12 12 TURaS WP3 potential alignments WP3Alignment T3.2 – coordinated land use planning Rich case study neighbourhoods ; extensive evidence base; strong links to design/planning activities and stakeholders T3.3 – productive use for abandoned spaces Wide range of very specific sites and challenges ; strong local partnership to trial solutions T3.4 – Inventory of sites drawing on community capital, enhance social resilience structures Extensive baseline data ; extensive routes for community engagement ; extensive on-going work assessing and enhancing community capital and resilience T3.5 – Assess reuse of buildings Wide range of very specific sites and challenges ; ecosystem services at forefront of plans ; strong local partnership to trial solutions T3.6 – Collaborative planning, community driven actions New community empowerment models being developed/deployed; community-centric focus to regeneration ; baseline data continuing to be enhanced T3.7 – funding mechanisms Builds on N-DEMO work and local initiatives (Co-Op, etc.) T3.8 – urban comfort zones Opportunities to trial responses, particularly brownfield settings T3.9 – Pilot strategies Current planned investments and strong local partnership provide significant pilot opportunities T3.10 – Measure impact Parallel research efforts (N-DEMO, etc.) provide tools and data to supplement assessment

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