10/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 00:03
14 October 2021
Sustainable urbanisation: Balancing design and function to create shared value
RPS, a leading multi-sector global professional services firm, is pleased to provide an update on its progress in relation to one of the Group's core thematics, urbanisation. RPS continues to benefit from strong structural growth drivers in the markets it serves, with enduring thematics that underpin its business and generate client demand for its services and skills.
Global megatrends are rapidly changing demographic patterns and accelerating rates of urbanisation. With most of the world's population living in urban areas, striking a balance between social, environmental, and commercial needs is one of the biggest challenges in the design and development of the built environment.
RPS is a leading consultancy in the urbanisation space, advising private and public sector clients in markets around the world. We work with our clients to address the complex balance between design and function and find optimal solutions for sustainable urbanisation, creating shared value. This has been demonstrated in several recent successes in some of our sectors that serve transport infrastructure and sustainable design and development.
Improving connectivity - integrated transport infrastructure
In North America, RPS has been working on projects focused on urban mobility including:
In Australia Asia Pacific, RPS has secured lead roles on two key infrastructure programs:
Supporting clients' sustainable design and development ambitions
RPS' Consulting UK & Ireland segment continues to play an integral role in major sustainable design and development projects:
John Douglas, Chief Executive of RPS, commented:
"RPS has been at the forefront of environmental planning and design for over 50 years. With sustainable urbanisation now a global focus and priority, RPS has an important role to play in designing solutions that support our clients to make better choices. The examples of our work shared today are the tip of the iceberg, and I am incredibly proud of the key role that RPS is playing in creating sustainable shared value in the communities we serve. These projects, and many more like them, play a real part in enhancing productivity, sustainability, and liveability of cities now and for the future."
RPS' next scheduled update will be publication of the Group's Q3-2021 Trading Update on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, followed by a virtual Capital Markets Event for investors and analysts on Tuesday, 2 November 2021. To register for the RPS virtual Capital Markets Event 2021, please click here and follow a simple registration process.
For further information:
|John Douglas, Chief Executive||Tel: +44 (0) 1235 863 206|
|Judith Cottrell, Group Finance Director||www.rpsgroup.com|
|Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
Notes to Editors
Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm with proven ESG credentials. With c.5,000 consultants and service providers and having operated in 125 countries across six continents - RPS defines, designs, and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
Our three thematics - natural resources, urbanisation, and sustainability - are specifically targeted to growth markets where RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using technology enabled consulting, combined with deep expertise, to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
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