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Flourishing Systems - Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing

last modified May 12, 2020 02:35 PM
Flourishing Systems, a new white paper, has been published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

Flourishing Systems, published in May 2020, calls for a fundamental change in how we view and run our nation’s infrastructure in the face of climate change and the socio-economic recovery from Covid-19. The central ideas in the paper are simple and radical: that the purpose of infrastructure is human flourishing, therefore infrastructure should be viewed and managed as a system of systems that serves people and the environment.

The paper is jointly published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, with the support of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Its development was supported by over 30 key experts and influencers from industry, government and academia. 

Dr Gemma Burgess, Acting Director of CCHPR, collaborated on the white paper, along with Mark Enzer, Dr Jennifer Schooling et al.