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How resilience.io can build value into city regions – Animated short film
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Best of British: Why mega matters - +SustMeme piece for #ProjectManagement  in The Sunday Times today
With a grand heritage of Victorian engineering excellence, the UK leads the world in delivering modern-day megaprojects in a radical new way
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Peter on risk-sensitive, resilient investment in a rapidly urbanising Africa for +UNISDR
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03/07/2015, London - Mayor and Governor of Ulaanbaatar, Bat-Üül Erdene and Professor Peter Head CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of The Trust sign a Memorandum of Understanding, in the presence of ...
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On Friday, 5 June, 2015, 'World Environment Day', Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group will hold a summit, bringing together government, businesses, academics, non-government organisations (NGOs) and civi...
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A mechanism to provide sustainable infrastructure investments at the municipal level
Climate change and its impact on the urbanization process was the thematic focus of the Global Table in Brazil. Two aspects were looked at more closely: innovative ideas for urban mobility, and sustainable infrastructure measures for cities.
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Pheonix touch table for map based, collaborative, infrastructure design
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An introduction to the #Sentinel2 Earth observation mission for the European #Copernicus programme and its benefits for the planet’s ever-growing population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv3pB9TaWOk
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Systems modelling has been placed at the heart of the landmark report - Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch - by The Rockefeller Foundation - Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. ...
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Wednesday 10th June 2015 This presentation by The Ecological Sequestration Trust and partners Institute for Integrated Economics Research (IIER), Geodan and the International Centre for Earth Simul...
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A new way of living on the planet
Peter Head is creating a digital platform that can be used all over the world for planning and investing in sustainable infrastructure. He was named by The Guardian as one of 50 people that could “save the planet” and participated in the 3rd BMW Foundation Global Table in Brazil.
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Peter Head blog post for #earthday2015  
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary ass...
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The Trust aims to establish (through regional demonstrator projects) low carbon, economically attractive development pathways to improved water, energy and food security.
Introduction

The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) was formed in 2011 to demonstrate at city-region scale how to create a step change in improving energy, water and food security in the face of the combined challenges of changes of climate, demography and increasing resource-scarcity.

Our approach is founded on two key perspectives:

  • Viewing ‘the city’ in a regional context is essential. Every city is supported by a regional hinterland that sustains it. Moving towards resilient city development requires a combined focus on the built environment and city-region infrastructure (grey) and how it interacts with the region’s agricultural, forestry and ecology (green) and river, estuary or marine water (blue) resources. Our analyses and tools underpin a design-led approach that is able to work with the complete urban-rural ecosystem or metabolism.
  • To create the investment for resilient city-region development there needs to be better understanding of the linkages between the environmental, societal and (critically) economic aspects of sustainable development. We believe bringing together existing knowledge of the links between these domains and systems tools that link them with metrics are key missing ingredients. We are aiming to address this need and to explore how these can foster effective cross-sector and multidisciplinary collaboration by local stakeholders to support practical initiatives that improve city-region wellbeing and quality of life.

We are an independent non-profit organisation and UK registered charity working globally with business, government and communities to inspire new thinking to build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. All of our tools and methods are being developed as ‘open source’ resources and material to be shared openly.

Our priority is to develop a network of ‘at scale’ demonstration projects that each encompass city-regions of up to 5 million citizens in China, India and an African country and link them to parallel regional activities in two European centres.

Through our Advisory Board and network of partners, we aim to bring together leading local and international experts to catalyse and implement evidence-based action in a network of high-ambition, large-scale demonstrator projects in selected city-regions across the world.