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Planning & Urban Design

Two thirds of the world’s population are predicted to live in cities by 2050 and according to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity 60% of the urban areas expected to be developed by 2030 that have not yet been built. 
Buildings and canals by Bella Center in Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark
In response to these trends, Ramboll employs a holistic approach to urban development that encompasses strategy, planning, and world class technical design services and is based on an integrated multidisciplinary skills base. We have an extensive track record working with a number of the world’s largest cities to create liveable, sustainable, implementable and long term urban development solutions that are fully adapted to the local context.

The development of sustainable urban solutions has been part of Ramboll’s DNA since the company’s foundation 70 years ago. Our philosophy is to always plan and design for people and we pride ourselves on creating technically excellent solutions that promote improved quality of life.

A holistic approach to urban liveability

To achieve liveable solutions, Ramboll’s holistic and integrated urban planning model encapsulates the environmental, social, economic, and physical aspects of a city - rather than treating each element of the urban environment, such as water or transport infrastructure, in isolation.

We recognise a market need for an all-encompassing service provider that can offer independent guidance and practical support at every level of the urban development process. Our comprehensive offering covers:
  • Strategy – We create the framework for exploring and identifying benefits, needs and long term focus areas through our management competencies in governance, policy making, socio-economics, and stakeholder management
  • Planning – Our ability to transform innovative ideas into pragmatic, implementable proposals is borne out of an extensive record on urban master planning projects worldwide
  • Detailed design – We help to realise liveable solutions by drawing on our world class technical expertise within areas such as transport infrastructure, water and energy, sustainable buildings, architecture, urban landscaping and design

Tailored and implementable solutions

We understand that there are no ‘one size fits all’ answers to achieving liveability and we therefore develop solutions that are fully adapted to the local context to ensure local ownership and long term success.

In addition, we are strongly focused on developing implementable master plans that are both tangible and cost-effective.

More information

Liveable cities brochure

Planning and Urban Design (PDF, 5 MB)


Neel Strøbæk
Group Director, Planning & Urban Design
T+45 51618641
Herbert Dreiseitl
Director, Liveable Cities Lab
T+1 857 317 0644
M+49 151 44006301