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Urbanisation

The world’s attention is on cities, and for a good reason. From a global perspective, cities have become the engines of economic prosperity and development.

 
In Ramboll we take part in the urban development through a variety of services
 

People move to cities in order to seek new opportunities. In modern societies citizens are moving to find improved job conditions and housing. Other factors include a greater variety of entertainment and a better quality of education, namely universities. In less developed countries people are looking for a life with better jobs and health opportunities.

Cities of opportunities

The city is the place where the great advances occur – intellectual, technological and also organisational. You need urbanisation if you’re going to get development. Urbanisation is a basic precondition for development. But it does not, in itself, guarantee development.

The infrastructure system is a great challenge in countries such as India

The urban world is no longer one of clearly defined cities, constituting unique entities. As you read this, new networks of towns are taking shape. Managing urban growth so that it contributes positively to economic advances, as well reconciling it with ecologically sustainable forms of development and reducing social exclusion, currently represents a key societal challenge around the world.

New urban settings

With in-depth knowledge and expertise, engineers and consultants around the world are involved in establishing these new urban settings. Large-scale projects of record-breaking dimensions, advances in green tech design, industrialisation of building processes, and new tools in project management are all important factors in this.

Alternative sources of energy are much in demand around the world

In Ramboll we participate in the urban development process through a wide variety of services. Improving infrastructure in India, establishing telecommunication networks in Africa, helping Copenhagen become the first CO2 neutral capital in the world, and creating waste-to-energy plants all over the globe are just a few examples of our urban solutions. We deliver holistic urban planning that allows cities to flourish with state-of-the-art technology, vibrant cultural centres, and socially sustainable urban growth.

Climate change has significantly increased the risk of floodings

Ramboll Urbanisation Event

2 December 2010, Ramboll hosted the Urbanisation Event 2010 - an event highlighting how cities are responding in an innovative way to global development challenges such as climate change, energy efficiency, and continued economic development. Through inspiring presentations and dialogue, around 130 customers and collaboration partners were invited to take part in an engaging and joyful day. Take a look at the highlights and main points of the event here: urbanisation-event.ramboll.com.

 

Learn more

 
At present, the balance between rural and urban China is the most important societal challenge according to Urban Designer, Professor Dr. Lou Yongqi
Balancing urban development

The balance between rural and urban in China - one of the world's most populous countries - is, as Professor Lou Yongqi explains, an incredibly important societal challenge.

Urban development
Land use planning

The past decade has witnessed several developments that have made us think about the ways we use land.

Land use planning and development

 

Transport is essential for the development of any modern society
The transport sector

Transport is essential for the development of any modern society. Globalisation has increased the importance of efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation.

Transport
The race is on to secure the supply of reliable and affordable energy as well as optimising the way we produce and use energy in terms of efficiency and sustainability
The energy sector

The energy sector faces a challenging future. The race is on to secure the supply of reliable and affordable energy as well as optimising the way we produce and use energy.

Energy

 

As societies become increasingly aware of the need for coherent, sustainable living environments, effective urban planning and development has earned a high priority.
Masterplanning & urban development services

As societies become increasingly aware of the need for coherent, sustainable living environments, effective urban planning and development has earned a high priority.

Masterplanning & urban development
The Ramboll Urbanisation Event 2010 about the opportunities and challenges of urbanisation
Highlights from Ramboll Urbanisation Event 2010

2 December 2010, Ramboll hosted the Urbanisation Event 2010 - an event for around 130 customers and collaboration partners highlighting how cities are responding to urbanisation.

Urbanisation Event 2010 highlights

More information

Peter Heymann Andersen
Peter Heymann Andersen
Managing Director, Transport
T+45 5161 8454
Epeha@ramboll.com