We shape the liveable future
Cities must be designed and operated without jeopardizing future generations' access to nature and its resources.
We create value by focusing on and strengthening the soul and identity of a city.
All to shape the liveable cities of the future, where the good and healthy life is available to all.
AFRY has built and developed cities since 1895. Our global and extensive experience has generated insights on urban planning and human-centric, functional and aesthetic design. But the speed of innovations, of new possibilities, in light of the effects of climate change and political priorities, stresses the need for cross-sector collaborations. We want to find the best solutions for creating cities of the future: sustainable, enjoyable, safe, smart, inclusive, liveable and entirely created from its inhabitants’ perspectives and needs.
Future Cities Insights
In the year 2050, according to the United Nations, 68 per cent of the world's population will live in urban areas. Population growth and urbanisation will lead to new challenges in urban areas. How can we tackle these challenges while improving quality of life? How can we build cities for our future generations, without knowing what our future world will be like?
We want to optimise cities based on human needs without jeopardising natural resources. Our future cities must hold a balance of vision and tradition, ethics and technology and be both agile and thoughtful.
Did you know that young Europeans don't want to live in mega cities?
According to a new survey, only 12 per cent of young people want to live in big cities with more than one million inhabitants.
It is clear that sustainability – social, economic and environmental – is important to young people. More than 60 per cent of respondents replied that sustainability is an important factor when deciding where they want to live.
Future Cities Studio
Webinar series about the future cities, we invite experts from both the private and public sectors to discuss our most current and urgent challenges.
Seven principles for the city of the future
These principles can be found in our book Predicting the Unpredictable - a Nordic Approach to Shaping Future Cities, written by Jonas Gustavsson, President and CEO and Helena Paulsson, Head of Urban Development.
“We create value by focusing on and strengthening the soul and identity of a city. All to shape the liveable cities of the future, where the good and healthy life is available to all. We shape future cities where people, businesses, culture, innovation and science thrive. Cities that are inclusive and safe.”
Helena Paulsson, Head of Urban Development at AFRY
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