London faces perhaps its most critical challenge in reaching net-zero emissions by 2030.
On 16 and 23 May 2022, LOTI and the London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) – the group of borough environment leads – hosted a design sprint focused on London’s Climate goals. The event was a chance to bring environment colleagues together with the professionals with expertise in digital, data, smart cities and behavioural insights.
The sprint focused developing solutions in four priority areas:
- Retrofitting buildings to improve energy efficiency;
- Switching more of London to renewable energy;
- Reducing petrol and diesel journeys to tackle transport emissions;
- Helping London live within the resource limits of our finite world.
Using LOTI’s outcomes-based methodology, the sprint started with all attendees learning about the desired outcomes in each area, identifying the key challenges, and then exploring how data, digital and smart city approaches might provide solutions. As part of our commitment to user centred design, we shared our initial solution sketches developed on day 1 with Londoners via the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Talk London platform. Their feedback and insights informed further design work on day 2.
After two days of intensive idea development we ended up with 11 solution ideas which are now being considered for delivery by LOTI, LEDNet, the GLA and other stakeholders at the event. You can view all the solutions developed on the day plus other key insights in the Climate Goals – Solution Deck (Google Slides)