Urban Nexus // A Scale Perspective on the ‘Urban Nexus’: The Integration of Different Scales of Infrastructure System
By Liz Varga. Held at the Nexus Network Urban Nexus Workshop, 12-13 May 2016. Infrastructure systems have unique design characteristics that often lead to inertia and constrained future innovation. Is there potential for new forms of integration that can bring together different scales and define better pathways supporting sustainable innovation? Examples of innovations raising scaling and scale integration challenges are: energy system innovation using renewable energy sources; food system innovations into protein alternatives; and conservation innovation in water systems.