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KEY Sustainability Challenge

Healthy Cities

Since 70% of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities, they are simultaneously the biggest driver and the biggest victim of climate change. We need to keep finding solutions and technologies to reverse this trend and empower thriving cities to balance quality of life, health, decarbonization, and climate resilience.

What's the Challenge? It’s all about getting moving.

Rapid urban development has exacerbated environmental problems linked with unsustainable transport, housing, waste, energy, and land use management. Exposure to urban pollution (in air, water, and soil) has been associated with increased cardiovascular and respiratory mortality and morbidity and cancer incidence.

We recognize that the growing threat of climate change requires rapid, unprecedented transformation. Creating future-proofed infrastructure will play a key role in protecting the environment.

At Bentley, our vision is influenced by the unprecedented transformation that will need to happen in the upcoming years to achieve sustainable development goals and future-proof the world’s infrastructure. Infrastructure digital twin solutions will be an essential enabler and accelerator in this journey. Infrastructure digital twin solutions and sustainable development go hand in hand. We will continue to shape our ES(D)G solutions and enhance our environmental handprint to help address this critical challenge.