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.
Climate change is expected to increase the risks to our natural and built environments. There will be more extreme weather events like bushfires, drought and floods. We will also experience increasingly drier conditions, hotter temperatures and rising sea levels.
Australia’s society is changing – the population is increasing and getting older. Our cities are densifying as a result. The Indigenous influence will be crucial to prepare for tomorrow. As the impact of COVID-19 evolves, we are looking at societal trends – are we seeing the rise of the neighbourhood?
Advances in technology are bringing about increased automation. Ubiquitous connectivity is transforming our expectations and the need for data transparency and trust.
The future availability of resources – particularly food, water, energy – is critically important to our prosperity. The circular economy, water scarcity, declining biodiversity and the role of renewables are key trends we need to consider.