skip to content

Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information
Smart Sustainability portlet image

CSIC hosted a roundtable discussion during the 2018 Global Engineering Conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London to explore exploiting data as an engineering tool to mitigate climate change and a paper summarising this discussion has been published today.


The roundtable participants included experts from the infrastructure and construction sector, academia, sustainability, finance, insurance, development and policy. Discussions focused on how civil engineers can engage with the challenges of mitigating and responding to climate change, the role of data in mitigating risk and unlocking projects, and the challenges and opportunities of implementing smart infrastructure solutions in a developing world context.

The paper, titled Smart Sustainability, also focused on the role and responsibility of engineers and makes the case for exploiting data. It concludes with a call to action for every engineer to make a difference and to “speak up, use data and act now.”

The paper can be downloaded from our website and comments can be sent by email to


CSIC has signed the UK Civil Engineers Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency, committing to strengthening our working practices and creating complete engineering outcomes that have more-positive impacts on the world around us. To read more about the goals of this project, please visit the Civil Engineers Declare website.

CSIC Twitter