Future Ready

With Future Ready we see the future more clearly and challenge our teams across the world to advise and design for this future as well as today.

What is Future Ready

Future Ready is our global innovation programme, challenging and inspiring all our people to advise and design programmes ready for the future as well as today.  

It’s important as many of the schemes we work on have design lives of decades.  Decades, when society will have different needs and technologies, will change.  Decades when climate change will bring more extreme weather and also a phase-down of fossil fuels.  

Future Ready puts WSP at the heart of delivering a sustainable, prosperous, resilient society.  Setting us apart.  And bringing lower total ownership costs and peace of mind to our clients.

Read on for more on the trends we’re expecting and where we’ve brought Future Ready to life in our client work.


Climate

How will your project, infrastructure, or community hold up against the effects of global warming, flooding and rising sea levels, and more disruptive storms?

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Society

The way we move around our cities, the way we design our neighbourhoods, and the way we plan infrastructure are all impacted by changes in social and cultural norms.

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Technology

The speed of technological advancement has no historical precedent. It is upsetting almost every industry in every country, and the breadth and depth of changes is transforming entire systems of production, management, and governance.

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Resources

By changing our thinking on how we produce what we need, we can create an economy that allows us to do so much more, with less.

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Experts

David Symons
Future Ready Global Leader, Director - E&E, UK
United Kingdom
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Claire Hicks
Program Manager Future Ready
Canada
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Alan Lau
Managing Director, Property & Buildings MEP, Mainland China
China
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