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Future Cities

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 Future Cities survey 2021

New survey: Majority of young Europeans want to live in small cities

To understand how the pandemic has affected young people’s views on their future and where to live, AFRY conducted a survey among young adults in seven European countries. The results suggest that the pandemic has had an effect on young adults' preferences.

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Future Cities with Kaia Eichler

Meet Kaia Eichler, Head of Sustainability at Business Area Buildings. Find out more about Kaia’s views on Future Cities, and how AFRY is committed to a sustainable future.

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.

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Future Cities Insights

AFRY experts share their Insights on Sustainable Urban Development

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.

Helena Paulsson, Head of Urban Development, AFRY

“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

helena.paulsson@afry.com

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