Future Ready® is the way WSP helps clients see the future more clearly and design for it today.


What is WSP Future Ready®?

Future Ready® is the way WSP helps clients see the future more clearly and design for it today.

WSP Future Ready® was developed by WSP UK in 2015 and is now a global strategic planning and design methodology. Using a research led, evidence based approach, WSP Future Ready® enables clients to understand the future more clearly in a way that enables people to take meaningful action today.

The future is now

We know from our research across the world that current design codes don’t necessarily account for the future we’re anticipating. With the Future Ready program, our experts are able to help our clients prepare for future realities of self-driving cars, ubiquitous renewables, ultra-flexible places, more severe weather events and increasing loneliness, amongst many factors.

WSP Future Ready® Research and Thought Leadership

WSP Future Ready® leverages primary and secondary research to understand the future implications of key global and local trends across climate, society, technology and resources, and the implications on the built and natural environment.
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Climate change adaptation and mitigation


Decarbonisation and Carbon Zero




Smart cities


Accelerated construction


Future of work

Sharing our insights

By designing for the long – as well as the short term – and by sharing our approach and insights, we progressively help cities, communities and clients get ready for the future. Ready for rapid urbanisation, ready for heavier rainfall and hotter temperatures, and ready for a more connected world. We are thrilled to share our insight and knowledge. Please contact our experts.


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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 revitalize streets and to plan now for how electric cars of the future will be charged.


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