Peterborough becomes a 'Smarter City' with Sustainable City Visualisation
Peterborough City Council
Clean, green and a healthy place to live, Peterborough’s environmental credentials have made it one of four ‘Environment Cities’ in the UK. The city now plans to become the UK’s Environment Capital and a unique partnership project is playing a crucial part in achieving that ambition.
Home to approximately 165,000 people, the East Anglian city is growing rapidly. An ambitious 20-year plan is also underway to provide a further 20,000 jobs and 25,000 new houses to accommodate an expected 40,000 more residents by 2021.
This pace of change means global environmental challenges such as reducing use of natural resources, maintaining wildlife habitats, creating a sustainable environment and limiting waste, are vital to Peterborough on a local level, as this growing city works to become the UK’s environment capital.
Commissioned by Peterborough City Council and Opportunity Peterborough, Royal Haskoning has collaborated with IBM and Green Ventures to develop an innovative approach that helps cities maximise current and future sustainability. The Peterborough Model gives us a place to share and understand the information needed to make faster and better decisions.