Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

The opportunity infrastructure is a global catalyst for economic growth, wealth creation and social progress around the world, requiring significant levels of private sector investment. The latest World Bank estimates of $94 trillion total investment is required by 2040, with an additional $3 trillion needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Responding to the challenges of rapid urbanisation, rural to urban migration or the need to renew and modernise outdated infrastructure, these investment projects have to deal with increasing levels of complexity requiring new thinking on, for example social value creation, climate resilience or accounting for enhanced development value and improved quality. Increasing investor appeal and bankability of projects means managing a wider palette of risks while optimising development value.

What we do: we help develop strategies to manage risks and optimise the full value potential of major connected infrastructure projects and programmes, embedding long term resilience and sustainability into key decision taking. We help ensure better inform investment and funding strategies on long term wider economic, social and environmental benefits.

Our exprience: we work at early stages of project inception, making the strategic case and supporting the outline business cases, engaging with government and private sector stakeholders, and developing visioning and the delivery frameworks that guide detailed execution and delivery.

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Economic Infrastructure In Emerging Economies

Our experience in developing economies, includes working with the Soweto Development Foundation on a strategic needs assessment and development plan to influence policy and funding priorities at Gauteng State level and as advisor to the Ashanti Investment Trust on the Economic Transformation Plan and growth vision for Western Ghana.

We are delighted to have Peter as a strategic advisor to the Rudolf Wolff Commonwealth Investment Fund, his insights and support have been very valuable to us in creating a new model for infrastructure investment focused on the economic transformation of the Ashanti Region in Ghana

Simon Legge,
Fund Manager, Rudolf Wolff, RWCIF.
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Industrialisation + Urbanisation Plan, Ethiopia

Special advisor to a leading management consultancy to develop a national strategy aimed at helping Ethiopia to achieve a middle income status by 2025, through rapid, managed industrialisation and urbanization, while meeting its targets on climate change.

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Circular Economy Cities Transition Programme, China

Specialist advisor the US China Centre working with China's Ministry of Science and Technology, Chamber of Commerce for Real Estate and Agenda 21 to develop generic green growth models for China's second cities including Jinan, Liuzhou, Wenling, Ningbo and Wuxi.

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Dubai 2020 Urban Development Framework

Together with WSP and Urbis, leading the sustainability and infrastructure masterplan for the future growth of Dubai within it national and regional context of the UAE. Reporting directly to the Executive Council, the plan set a framework for transition Dubai to a sustainable city region. Areas including a national diagnostic and needs assessment, socio-economic development and infrastructure urban growth plan, demand and supply side analysis, prioritized investment and Government reform programmes for systemic change.

Over last 20 years we have collaborated on many global projects from master planning to economic studies and country capacity building to city resilience. Peter always brings valuable insights, is not afraid to challenge convention and demand future ready solutions that enhance client value.

Tom Smith,
Global Director, WSP
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Regional Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan, Dead Sea, Jordan

Leading role in the Metropolitan Workshop and WSP planning team to develop a sustainable eco-tourism plan for the Dead Sea, Lissan Peninsula, the world's largest hyper-saline coastal region. The plan identified capital investment proposals and assessed the wider, regional socio-economic development opportunities.

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Project examples have been delivered by Fhoras or as part of other project teams in Short Ford Associates, WSP or Deloitte.

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