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.

New Mobility

Connectivity, automation, sharing and electric propulsion are enabling seismic change across all aspects of mobility – from the way we commute to how we plan and develop infrastructure for the cities of today and the future.

How will new mobility transform cities?

Future Ready Buildings

Our world is evolving faster than ever before. How do we prepare our buildings for these changes now and into the future?

What could our future buildings look like?


How will your project, infrastructure, or community hold up against the effects of global warming, flooding and rising sea levels, and more disruptive storms? These climate impacts will test our built environment as never before.

Read our Climate Insights


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.  Can we build resilient and smart cities that take these changes into account?

Read our Society Insights


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.  Disruptive innovation is a reality that  can't be ignored.

Read our Technology Insights


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. For example, global energy demand is predicted to double by 2060. Yet, most of it will be satisfied with renewable energy sources thanks to greener, less costly and more effective technologies.

Read our Resources Insights


David Symons
Future Ready Global Leader, Director - E&E, UK
United Kingdom
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Claire Hicks
Program Manager Future Ready
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Maria Brogren
Director, Sustainability and Innovation, Sweden
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Michael Mondshine
Vice President and Director of Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change (SECC), USA
United States
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Jes Hansen
Managing Director
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Karoliina Saarniaho
Expert in Environment, Resilient Landscape
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David Kidd
General Manager Client Solutions, New Zealand
New Zealand
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Maren Foseid
Director, Department of Business Development, WSP Norway
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Heather Unger
Sustainability Manager, USA
United States
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Alan Lau
Managing Director, Property & Buildings MEP, Mainland China
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Graham Pointer
Future Ready Lead
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Guillermo Díaz del Rio
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Sophie Salle
Project manager
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John Gillespie
Principal Engineer - Transport Planning
United Arab Emirates
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Lea Ravnkilde Møller
Project leader
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Elisa Lähde
Business Unit Manager, Resilient Landscape, Finland
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Thilo Cunz
Team leader sustainability
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Royny Mathan
Future Ready Lead
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