Sustainable infrastructures for 2030
IDOM appeared on the Radio 5 "Palabra de ingeniero" Program
Today half of the world’s population lives in cities and this number is estimated to rise to 5 billion by 2030. The UN proposes more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. Under this framework, Mauricio Gómez, Doctor of Civil Engineering and Managing Director of IDOM Madrid, was interviewed on the Radio 5 program PALABRA DE ENGENIERO (the word of engineers).
According to the World Bank, sustainable infrastructures better withstand extreme weather events and buffer the impact of natural hazards on people and the economy. As Mauricio highlighted in his interview, the concept of sustainable infrastructures, understood as the amenities intended to provide essential services to citizens in a way that respects the environment, roads, bridges, hydroelectric plants … also offer an opportunity to efficiently use the resources and create jobs.
As he explained, sustainable engineering has a lot to say in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the 17 Goals to Transform Our World, ranging from the elimination of poverty to the fight against climate change, education, or the design of our cities. At IDOM we work with our sights set on a sustainable future, providing our clients with bold and innovative engineering solutions that guarantee financial, social and environmental sustainability.