As urbanization accelerates, cities increase their significance in today’s societies. Cities can create wellbeing in the changing times. At the same time, we urgently need to make our way of life more sustainable. As many wicked problems from poverty to climate change culminate in urban areas, cities play a crucial role in creating a just, urban future within the planetary boundaries. We foster prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future together with cities, corporations, startups, NGOs and active citizens.
THE VALUE WE DELIVER
We strive for developing sustainable built environments and advance new urban mobility. Based on our vast expertise of megatrends and long-term societal changes affecting cities, we create strategies, form innovative urban networks and initiate public-private-people actions. We see that the Nordic way of building cities could help in solving many socially relevant problems globally.
Strategies for future-proof urban regeneration
The challenges of the future require new ways of utilizing urban space. We help to reinvent neighborhoods, regenerate industrial areas and revitalize neglected parts of cities.
Radical future scenarios
We co-create radical and evidence-based scenarios of urban futures. The scenarios can be used to understand what futures are possible, feasible and desirable as well as to create a common language with important stakeholders.
Creating urban coalitions
As we have worked closely with public administration, companies, academia and citizens, we are able to bring together influential alliances to tackle the wicked problems of today’s urban societies.
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