We know that our future world will be very different from today’s in many ways. Future Ready is our programme to see the future more clearly, and to work with clients to design for this future as well as for today’s needs.
Can we plan infrastructure to cope with climate changes?
Rainfall will become more extreme but less reliable, leading to increased flooding, with extreme rainfall events doubled by 2050 in Canada.
Can we build communities to respond to isolation?
One person households are the largest area of growth in the UK. Even as we become more connected, the future could also be increasingly lonely.
Can we design roads and communities to be ready for electric, self-driving cars?
Parking typically uses 15-30% of an urban area. New mobility offers the possibility to revitalise streets and to plan now for how electric cars of the future will be charged.