We are sustainability consultants for the built environment, specialising in:


• Climate and biodiversity emergency

• Circular economy

• Social value and wellbeing

• Design thinking and creativity


On behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Useful Projects is undertaking a research project into social value within the infrastructure sector. A 2015 review of the Public Services […]

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Useful Projects was appointed to work with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to develop guidance describing a new method for producing Circular […]

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Policy Guidance for London

Circular Economy Policy

Central Bedfordshire is a hub of thriving market towns at the heart of the UK’s motorway, rail and air networks, only 30 minutes from London. Substantial growth is planned for […]

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Central Bedfordshire

Sustainability Plan

Ground breaking Circular Economy planning policy The UK construction industry’s appetite for over 50% of the UK’s total raw material demand and its role as producer of over 60% of […]

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Members of the UP team, Judith Sykes and Carrie Behar, are editing a themed issue of the ICE’s Engineering Sustainability journal, on the topic of Social Value in Infrastructure Delivery. […]

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Tackling the Climate Crisis The Oxford Dictionary chose climate emergency as the word of the year in 2019 and defines the term as: “A situation in which urgent action is required to reduce […]

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