13th May 2020

Knowledge Type

Research paper


, Centre for Digital Built Britain , Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction

Of Interest To

Academia Consultants Contractors Investors Operators Private sector clients Public sector clients

Flourishing Systems


The UK Government has made clear that it places infrastructure at the centre of its vision for the nation – investing in infrastructure to level up prosperity and wellbeing across the country.

This paper advocates a vision for infrastructure that is: People-focused – recognising the fundamental role of infrastructure in the social, economic and environmental outcomes that determine the quality of people’s lives. Systems-based – recognising infrastructure as a complex, interconnected system of systems that must deliver continuous service to society.It articulates how the industry should re-envision itself to unlock greater value for people, from the systems.