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supporting cities to transition

Lessons Learnt from the AECOM Global Cities Institute


/ The institute draws on AECOM’s fully integrated planning, design engineering and management capabilities, to help make cities better.


/ The institute draws on AECOM’s fully integrated planning, design engineering and management capabilities, to help make cities better. / Our city teams bring together a wide range of disciplines: from architects and environmental planners, to transport engineers and development economists, to advance urban progress.


/ The institute draws on AECOM’s fully integrated planning, design engineering and management capabilities, to help make cities better. / Our city teams bring together a wide range of disciplines: from architects and environmental planners, to transport engineers and development economists, to advance urban progress. / The AECOM Global Cities Institute partners with cities to diagnose their most pressing issues, bringing together the best expertise in a multi-disciplinary laboratory that goes beyond traditional practice.


recent partners


recent partners

/ Smarter Density / Making the most of every drop – Tonghui River

/ Connected Working / Connected Urban Form / Connected Transport

/ Transportation funding / Knowledge Infrastructure / Trade and investment diversity


the process PARTNERING: COMMON GROUND

RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION

Identifying key issues for growth, change and a ‘better’ city

Probing, testing and challenging the key issues Using local and international experience Exploring worlds best practice

PRESENTING KEY FINDINGS

INDUSTRY LEADERS FORUMS

What does the city need to do to attain best practice and become a ‘better’ city?

Bringing key decision makers together to debate the way forward

Publishing key findings


case study: auckland Aspiration: The most liveable city in the world Challenges: Meeting housing demand, creating a people-centred land transport system and changing the low-skill, low-wage economy. Strategy: One Vision & One Plan Positives: Stunning natural environment and consistently in world’s top 10 of most liveable cities


case study: auckland


the transitional and transformational city state / Understanding and capturing opportunity

/ City must be smarter in the way it encourages public and private sector partnerships

/ Clear and deliverable vision and action priorities / Creating the conditions to sustain a competitive economic advantage / Productivity growth / No room for indecision, tardiness and she’ll be right attitude


real transformation / Changing the continuum of projecting the past in to the future / Moving to a high-value economy / Embracing innovation and targeting investment / Quality, compact growth via a portfolio of solutions / Improved integration of transport and land use


connectedness Connected transport, connected people & connected businesses


connectedness Connected transport, connected people & connected businesses


confidence through credibility / Providing confidence to the market is critical / A high wealth, high skills economy needs innovation and investment / Identify and deliver a plan of programmes which are committed, credible and create transformational change / Create opportunities for unified governance and a comprehensive plan to drive actions / Attract and retain people with creative, technological and innovative skills.


conclusions: lessons learnt / Partnering is essential


conclusions: lessons learnt / Partnering is essential / Probing & Testing Urban Aspirations


conclusions: lessons learnt / Partnering is essential / Probing & Testing Urban Aspirations / Delivering Confidence


supporting cities to transition

Lessons Learnt from the AECOM Global Cities Institute


supporting cities to transition

Lessons Learnt from the AECOM Global Cities Institute

Gillen, Mike (7B)  

Supporting Cities to Transition - Lessons learnt from the AECOM Global Cities Institute

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