Wood has agreed a new two-year partnership with Resilient Cities Network, a global city-led non-profit organization that brings together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable future.
As the world continues to urbanize, with 70% of the population expected to live in cities by 2050, city leaders and municipal governments need innovative solutions to enable them to adapt to climate change, become more resilient in face of future shocks and stresses, and drive down carbon emissions.
Similarly, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, communities around the world are seeking to implement a resilient recovery and require access to new forms of project financing and technical expertise. The partnership between Wood and the Resilient Cities Network underscores the value of the public and private sectors coming together to shape impactful solutions.
“Delivering a more sustainable, resilient and zero carbon future will not be possible without a concerted focus on improving quality of life in cities across the globe. We are delighted to partner with the Resilient Cities Network on advancing this important mission,” said Andrew Stewart, Executive President of Strategy and Development, Wood.
“At Wood, we work with clients to develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure. We have a framework for helping cities prioritize projects for investment, as well as an approach for decarbonizing portfolios. These solutions and the training and capacity building that go alongside them will be valuable to members in making their cities more competitive and attractive to investment.”
Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network said: “Our partnership with Wood ensures our members have access to industry-leading guidance around sustainable infrastructure investment, and best-in class examples of how a city can achieve its net-zero ambitions, deliver a lower-carbon energy system and build more resilient infrastructure.”
Houston City Mayor Sylvester Turner, Chairman of R-Cities Board said: “The depth of expertise and desire for corporate social responsibility among the private sector aligns well with the need for effective city government that can deliver for all people. The Resilient Cities Network will benefit from access to Wood, a partner with deep experience supporting city clients to deliver transformative projects.”
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