Cities & Urban Sustainability

Accompanying organisations on their path towards a more sustainable future by and for citizens
green city building

Cities and regions globally are taking considerable steps to reduce their environmental impact to avoid the risks associated with climate change and to create healthy, thriving spaces for citizens. To do this, they must tackle complex sustainability challenges such as reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and developing sustainable mobility.

Collaboration between local, regional and national governments, the private sector and other agencies and civil society groups is essential to responding to these challenges whilst taking advantage of economic opportunities, such as the green recovery, to build more resilient communities and enable a fair and just transition.

At Anthesis, we activate sustainability solutions for cities and regions by working with local and national governments, businesses and developers all over the world. From quantifying the impact to create a persuasive business case for change through to designing strategies and delivering them on-the-ground, we work with clients to deliver more sustainable, low carbon cities and regions.

Backed by decades of experience, our team embodies unparalleled expertise in the realm of urban sustainability. From crafting comprehensive urban strategies to implementing innovative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, we stand as pioneers in the field. Our extensive portfolio of projects spans across various domains, including sustainable mobility, climate resilience, and nature conservation.We not only analyse the challenges posed by urbanisation but also devise practical, actionable plans to address them. By integrating cutting-edge technologies with time-tested methodologies, we pave the way for cities and territories to thrive in harmony with nature, ensuring a resilient and equitable future for generations to come.

Our suite of services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of cities and territories striving for sustainability. From urban governance and innovation to the development of strategic environmental assessments, we provide holistic solutions that address every facet of urban development. Our expertise extends to sustainable energy and climate action plans, leveraging innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster a transition towards renewable energy sources.

Additionally, our services in biodiversity inventories and ecological connectivity planning ensure the preservation of natural habitats within urban landscapes, promoting a harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife. With a focus on engagement and communication, we empower stakeholders to actively participate in the decision-making process, fostering a sense of ownership and collective responsibility towards building resilient, thriving communities.

  • Urban Governance and
  • Urban Agenda / 2030 Agenda
  • Sustainable urban
  • Urban health strategies
  • Labour and sector-specific
    mobility (educational, health,
  • Studies of sustainable urban
  • Mobility and Air Quality (LEZs)
  • Sustainable logistics
  • Analysis of climate risks and vulnerabilities at a territorial and/or sectoral level GHG inventory (municipal, sectorial, regional or national)
  • Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP) and Energy Transition Plans (ETPs)
  • Adaptation strategies to
    climate change
  • Corporate services – Nature
    Positive: Biodiversity footprint / Risk analysis (TNFD), Nature Positive Strategy
  • Biodiversity inventories of
    concrete sites & territorial
    green infrastructure
  • Plans and studies of
    ecological connectivity
    Planning of natural spaces
    (conservation / public use…)
  • Studies and inventories of
    urban biodiversity /
  • Strategic Environmental
    Impact Assessment

We are the world’s leading science-based advisory, purpose-driven agency and digitally-empowered activator. And always welcome inquiries and partnerships to drive positive change together.