Where people and nature flourish
Resilient societies and liveability
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s people will live in cities. We need to tackle rapid urbanisation while safeguarding communities against extreme weather events, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and supporting economic growth and social equality.
The future we want and want to live in
We help cities tackle these challenges by putting people and nature first. For us, liveability is about creating conditions for a high quality of life, and how people experience positive physical and mental wellbeing in urban areas.
For decades, we have helped cities in Nordic countries create liveability through urban development and today our network of global experts help cities, developers and citizens envision and implement their future. Our aim remains to create thriving places that empower and attract people, in harmony with nature, and that promote sustainable living.
Our work is rooted in strategic, technical, and scientific expertise, including market leading competencies in urban design, master planning, energy supply, transport planning, waste management, air monitoring, socioeconomics, and stakeholder management.
Services that enable liveable cities
Architecture, Master planning, Impact assessment, Sustainable remediation, Energy supply, Transport planning, Waste management, Climate adaptation, Water management, Biodiversity enhancement, Socio economic analyses, and Stakeholder management.
- : 60%
Cities consume over 2/3 of the world’s energy and emit more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- : 40%
About 40% of urban dwellers cannot access safe sanitation services and drinking water.
- : 230 billion m²
Area of buildings to be constructed every year to 2060.
- : 7 million
Number of premature deaths caused by air pollution each year.
- : 4°C
4°C (7°F) The average temperature difference in cities due to the urban heat island effect, making urban populations among the most vulnerable to climate change.
Trusted partner for sustainable development
Committed to the SDGs
Triple bottom line approach
As a trusted partner for cities, private developers, investors, and contractors, we follow a people , planet , and prosperity focused approach to urban development. We deliver integrated, inclusive, and intelligent solutions that create attractive and inspiring places where life can unfold.
Tailoring solutions to local contexts
There are no one size fits all solutions when it comes to liveability. Therefore, we tailor our liveability solutions to local contexts to ensure communities are happy, healthy, and in harmony with nature. We do that while promoting sustainable economic growth using circular infrastructure approaches.
Creating liveable places
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How to tackle climate adaptation in our homes and buildings
The UK is starting to experience more extreme weather that climate science has been saying for decades, but now it is becoming more prevalent. Continuing to break new record temperatures, we must face the reality that our homes and buildings need to be better-equipped to mitigate sweltering temperatures. Our expert Andrew Mather shares ways to adapt homes and buildings.
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