Cities & Urban Life
The future belongs to the city.
Cities are changing. With smart technology, the internet of things and the digitalisation of flows of goods, people and transport, the cities of the future will evolve into cybernetic systems of self-regulation. Rapid urbanisation will lead to 68 percent of the world population living in urban areas by 2050, and emerging megacities will be challenged by growing population density as well as the need for increased urban resilience and adaptability as the effects of climate change set it.
Below you can browse our articles, reports and client cases related to the future of Cities & Urban Life.
By 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas. This will force us to rethink how we organise our cities. In the Western world, the ‘co-housing’ model is gaining ground, where common housing areas are shared by several individuals and families and are designed to meet challenges such as ageing populations and a growing demand for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
Inventing Future Cities
The current, established way of thinking about urban development no longer applies as the cyber age sets in. Digital technologies are fundamentally altering the flow of people, goods and information – and hence, cities as such. Our writer JP O’Malley has interviewed futurist Lasse Jonasson and writer Michael Batty about urbanity and the development of cities