A rapidly growing population, more extreme weather due to climate change and limited space to develop homes, businesses and the infrastructure they need. These are the issues facing London over the coming decades as the capital population rises to more than 11 million by 2050.
How do civil engineers overcome these issues and ensure that London remains an attractive place to live, work and visit? And how do we achieve this growth whilst protecting the environment and adapting to the effects of climate change?
In five briefings, ICE London sets out the opportunities and challenges facing London's key infrastructure areas.
In total, £1.4 trillion will be required in infrastructure investment in sectors like transport, water resources, flood defences, waste facilities, energy supply and housing. These briefing notes examine the issues surrounding the circular economy, energy, water and transport sectors and the role of skills and diversity in meeting these challenges.
The briefing notes also provide an introduction as to how these sectors work and the structure of governance in the Capital for infrastructure. Developed by expert panels in the region, they provide valuable guidance from some of London's more senior civil engineers.
London's Successful Growth Briefings
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