The UN predicts that the majority of people on the planet now live in urbanised areas. The rapid development of mega-cities across the globe driven by rapid population growth provides one of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century.
In addition, many of the urban areas of the world are in decline and this also creates a unique set of problems and challenges.
Our innovative work on urban infrastructure covers the human aspects of large scale development, urban change, housing provision, transport systems and generally providing the infrastructure to allow 7 billion people to live in dense urban areas.
Our specific areas of expertise include:
- Housing & Social Housing
- Smart Cities and the use of digital infrastructure to better manage cities.
- Urban & Economic Development Research & Policy
- Urban Transport and Infrastructure
- Community & Tenant Engagement
- Social Innovation
Clients in this area include; municipal authorities, social housing providers, developers, central government, civil engineering contractors, transport operators, ICT providers and enterprise agencies.