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

Cities are essential drivers of social, sustainable and economic growth in the world, but increasingly face complex challenges: Climate change, a growing gap between rich and poor, lack of social cohesion, and ageing infrastructure.
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.

Liveability challenges

  • : 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

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    Committed to the SDGs

    With internationally recognised expertise in architecture, landscape, urbanism, environment, and health, Ramboll helps create places that encourage social cohesion and a relationship to nature, helping communities move closer to meeting the UN sustainable development goals.
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    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.
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    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.

Explore how we’re helping communities thrive and adapt to the impact of climate change

France, Paris, cityscape with Place Charles-de-Gaulle, Eiffel Tower and residential buildings