What is the UII - infographic
UII Cities - Click on a city to see its solutions report
UII Views

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Executive Director Mark Watts and WBCSD Director –Sustainable Cities Matthew Lynch talk about climate action in cities at the 2014 WBCSD Montreux Meeting.

The UII worked with the City of Yixing to identify solutions to help the city achieve its goal of becoming China's "scientific and sustainable development demonstration city". This video includes perspectives from the Vice Mayor, China BCSD and UII company representatives on the success of this process.

The UII recently presented a groundbreaking report to City of Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, on sustainability initiatives to support the city's goal of becoming the “Greenest City in America”.   

The Urban Infrastructure Initiative held a panel discussion on Demonstrating the value of early engagement between cities and business with city representatives of Tilburg and Turku at the Innovative Cities Convention, in Nice on June 18th .
ICLEI and WBCSD join forces to scale city-business collaboration for sustainability

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the WBCSD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a formal framework for catalyzing collaboration between cities and business on a global scale.

The joint collaboration statement explaining the reasons, background and goals is available here.
UII Final Report


This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the groundbreaking Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII). The UII mobilized multi-sector expertise from 14 leading companies to help 10 cities around the world identify innovative and effective solutions to realize their sustainability visions.

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The WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII) - Infographic

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VERGE City Summit

San Francisco, California - October 27 2014

VERGE focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world. Hosted jointly with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and C40, VERGE will host a one-day City Summit focusing on how cities and the private sector are collaborating to achieve deep carbon reductions through smart city solutions. The WBCSD is a partner for the event and Matthew Lynch will be presenting the lessons from the WBCSD’s groundbreaking work with cities. WBCSD members are entitled to a 10% discount (code VSF14WBCSD) - For more information go to http://grn.bz/VSF14-WBCSD


World Cities Summit 

Singapore - June 1-4 2014

The World Cities Summit in Singapore is one of the leading global events focusing on sustainable solutions for the world’s urban future. Peter Bakker, WBCSD President, will speak in the opening plenary and will also be a Discussion Chairperson in the WCS invitation-only Mayors’ Forum.


UII Overview

The Urban Infrastructure Initiative envisions a world where cities provide a sustainable environment for people to live, work, move and play. The project explores how companies can support urban and infrastructure planning by engaging with cities to implement more effective and affordable solutions to manage inter-connected challenges.

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Matthew Lynch
Urban Infrastructure Initiative
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Claudia Schweizer
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Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII)
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