Urban Futures

New Urban Purpose – shaping the city of tomorrow.

Urban Futures

Why we work with Urban Futures

We have entered the Metropolitan century and cities are now more than ever the center of societal advancement. Urban areas have always been a testing ground to prototype alternative scenarios and novel solutions, from modes of industrialisation, technological innovation, to novel governance approaches. Yet cities are still largely designed to respond to local needs defined in the past. Our cities today stand for an emerging global governing force that is essential to addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges.  

With liveability, regenerative development, and urban governance as the three pillars of future urban development, we hope to explore and contribute to the transformation and development of cities through Urban Futures. 

New Initiative - EVOLVE

EVOLVE is a collaborative initiative where we through Futures Thinking and Foresight build capabilities to enable individuals and organisations to imagine, work with, and shape the future.  

Recent Publications

NEW URBAN PURPOSE. By 2050, more than two-thirds of the global population will be urban, and it will be in our cities that tomorrow’s global challenges will need to be solved. This report explores our urban futures through three key questions: what will make future cities attractive places to live, are regenerative cities possible, and how can urban governance and leadership respond to the global challenges of the 21st century? 

In the Media

What will the purpose of cities be in the future? In the article for mandagmorgen.dk, Lasse Jonasson and Nikolaj Sveistrup, discuss how the city's purpose is changing. 

Focus Area Experts