The Local Economic Forum

Future-proofing the urban environment

Sustainable Development Organisation

The Sustainable Development Organisation researches and supports policy that encourages dematerialised growth based on analysis demonstrating that digital technologies are key to achieving a carbon‐neutral economy. We promote private sector and state-backed infrastructure projects to implement high-bandwidth fibre networks and other technology, recognising that future urban development is inevitable but that such growth needs to be smart, dematerialised and state-incentivised if it is to be planned, sustainable and low‐carbon.