AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

Mar 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Citing examples such as Melbourne, Detroit, and Blackpool in the United Kingdom, the presentation outlines practical strategies and tactics for preparing cities for mega-trends such as climate change, a growing urban population and weak infrastructure.

“AECOM is rapidly progressing in its industry as a thought leader in developing sustainable, resilient cities via economically viable, politically feasible and technologically possible methods,” said AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer.  “As these conversations continue to evolve at such a crucial stage in the development of cities, we will continue to develop strategies to maximize value in the face of high-opportunity costs.”

Lawrence also delivered a variant of this presentation at the most-recent International Green Building Conference in Singapore and discussed similar content with BBC World News — an international, 24-hour news and information channel and BBC's biggest television service — as well as — a blog devoted to the future of design, tracking innovations in technology, as well as practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more-sustainable future.

The slides can be accessed at



AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2013.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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