Delivering positive outcomes for all
Two critical agendas have come together. The need to create better places for people — accessible, inclusive, and resilient, empowering citizens and contributing to improved well-being — is enshrined in the purpose of most public and private organizations, supported by policy and legislation (see 11. Giving everyone a voice). At the same time, local authorities and transportation providers must generate new revenue to counter the long-term fiscal and financial impacts of COVID-19.
The result: Central and local governments collaborate with private-sector partners. Together they develop unneeded and underutilized sites, pursuing strategies to address social exclusion and inequality, reduce poverty, and improve health and well-being. They create new neighborhoods, providing affordable and sustainable housing, leisure facilities, and car-free streets and public spaces that encourage walking, cycling, and outdoor exercise.
Communities are mixed, containing apartments for young adults, family homes, and housing for older people and those with particular access requirements. Less traffic and more vegetation have reduced air pollution and urban heat: two of the biggest risks to health in urban areas, particularly for the youngest and oldest citizens. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, buildings and spaces are designed and managed to reduce crowding and the risk of infection.
Convenient and safe public transport linked by a network of multimodal transport hubs enables residents to travel easily outside their area to access employment, education, and training, essential services such as health and social care, and recreation. On-demand mobility services are available as and when required.
Inspiring change: Our social outcomes framework is built around five core principles. We use these to set objectives for, and measure the success of, the projects we work on.
- Accessibility: to housing, transportation, and amenities
- Inclusion: no one left behind, diverse participation with rights, freedoms and choice, equality between people
- Empowerment: inclusive and regenerative growth, access to education, training, and secure employment, information, and communications
- Resilience: inclusive public spaces and natural environment, climate resilient and sustainable communities, sustainable energy, water, and sanitation systems
- Well-being: good mental and physical health, safety, and security, access to quality health and social care
Inspiring change: COVID-19 and the future of transportation
Inspiring change: Aviation and COVID-19