Useful Simple Projects work with organisations to develop and deliver sustainability objectives through strategy, design and innovation.

We operate at a range of scales from cities and neighbourhoods to organisations and products, on projects in the UK and overseas.
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Retail property developer Hammerson realise the importance of place-making in creating sustainable retail destinations that deliver positive social, environmental and economic impacts. In 2015 Hammerson launched a new set of [...]

Hammerson Social Value of Place

Social Impact Consultancy
Ventilation strategy for villas

Useful Simple Projects have been appointed as Technical Coordinator for the Carbonera beach resort and development in Cuba. At a time when Cuba is opening up to economic development, the [...]

Carbonera, Cuba

Technical Coordinator: Energy, Water and Sustainability Strategies
USP Director Judith Sykes at the KAUU Symposium

We are pleased to announce that Useful Simple Projects is now part of a pan-European initiative called the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism (KAAU). The organisations involved in the consortium [...]

Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism

Strategic Advice and Knowledge Transfer
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On Wednesday evening, Milton Keynes council formally adopted the recommendations of the MK Futures 2050 Commission. In an unprecedented unanimous vote, the Commission’s vision for the future and 6 key [...]

Milton Keynes: Making a Great City Greater

Dan will be part of the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)  environmental leadership team

The Useful Simple Trust has agreed an arrangement that allows Dan Epstein to take up a significant new role at with the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) whilst [...]

Dan’s new role at OPDC

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A week on from Green Sky Thinking 2016, Carrie Behar reflects on her experience of this year’s events. At the Useful Simple Trust we are passionate about blazing a trail [...]

Sharing best practice in sustainable urban design: Green Sky Thinking