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Future Cities

Large scale urbanisation is one of the most significant challenges that societies face today. WSP is using an integrated multidisciplinary approach to urban planning to ensure that cities remain sustainable, attractive and competitive.
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WSP Global

on 7 November 2014

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Transcript of Future Cities

SUSTAINABLE
ATTRACTIVE
COMPETITIVE
Socially
Economically
Environmentally
Culturally
To live, work and visit
Safe neighbourhoods
Good working conditions
Cultural and leisure activities
Good business climate
Attracting talent and
investments
HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS ?
WATER
URBAN
DEVELOPMENT

SUSTAINABLE
ENERGY

CLIMATE
ADAPTATION

REGENERATION
MOBILITY
FOR A FAST-GROWING URBAN POPULATION
CONSIDERING FUTURE RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS
DEVELOPING LONG-TERM INTEGRATED STRATEGIES
Which accelerates
climate change
Relying on
fossil fuels that
are diminishing
Reduce
consumption
Renewable
energy supply
Our global climate and
weather patterns are changing

Causing shortages
of food and water
To improve
climate resilience
Demand for clean
water is increasing
Climate change is
reducing the supply
Manage the water cycle to
provide a safe, reliable and
affordable supply for all
Adapting existing buildings to meet
modern sustainability standards
Transport demand and road traffic is increasing
ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE
Minimise
losses
Closed
eco loops

Precipitation
Temperature
Winds
Developing innovative sustainable urban transport
Need to change buildings,
infrastructure and lifestyles
Benefits for:

Occupants
Owners
Cities
Improving energy and water efficiency

Reducing carbon emissions
Easy access
Reduced distances travelled
Environmental protection
SOCIAL
SUSTAINABILITY

WASTE
PROPERTY
Change the way we design,
construct, operate and
maintain buildings
Consider the whole life cycle of a building
Improve indoor environment
Reduce environmental impact
Enhance the well-being of occupants
Generating more waste
Diminishing
options for landfill
Think of waste as a resource



Reduce
Reuse
Recycle & compost
Recover energy
Minimum losses
Closed eco loops
Save the environment
Consider the social
aspect of growth
Employment
Education
Healthcare
Good quality housing, safe neighbourhoods
Adequate food supplies
Anticipate demographic,
technological, mobility and lifestyle changes
Work closely with
local governments
and developers
Consult public and
local communities
One World Trade Center
New York

Designing a new
inspirational
tower in New York
Extraordinary level
of life safety features
The Shard
London

Greater Helsinki
Helsinki
Stockholm Royal Seaport
Masdar
Abu Dhabi
Crusell Bridge
Helsinki
Stockholm Arena
Hilda Housing project
Malmö Sweden
1 Shelley Street
Sydney

Zayed National Museum
Abu Dhabi
Bus Rapid Transport system
Johannesburg
Chenab Bridge
Jammu and Kashmir

City Line
Stockholm
Bond Street Station
London
Tallest building in
Western Europe


Cutting-edge
engineering solutions
Resilient to high winds
or terrorist attacks
Mixed use
vertical town

Retail, hospitality, office
and residential space
Envisage the future
of Helsinki



Dense urban centre
with tranquil green
spaces
Addresses every aspect
of living and working



Strategic planning and
sustainability consultancy
Vibrant waterfront
community built on
former industrial land




10,000 new
apartments

30,000 new
places to work
Energy demand solutions

Water and waste

Transport strategy

Landscaping
6 km car-free,
zero waste,
carbon-neutral
community
Waste management

Drainage

Water treatment

Sewage
Distribution of energy
and power throughout
the city
IT and
telecommunication
systems
The first bridge to
be built using a comprehensive BIM


Client, designers, contractors - all used
the same BIM tool
Inclusion of time
and management dimensions
Helping to manage
the supply chain
A multipurpose
venue for
year-round
use
Managing long-term
resource use
Recycling and
reusing waste
Retrofitting homes

Improving energy
efficiency
Energy self-sufficiency
within 10 years

Household waste for
biogas production
Solar panels

Rainwater harvesting

Enhanced facade
Half the greenhouse
gas emissions of the
average Sydney
office


6-star Green Star
rating
Additional fresh air
and passive cooling


Saving water
and energy
Sculpted to resemble the
feathers of a falcon

Which act as thermal
chimneys

Capturing fresh air and
drawing cooling air currents

Making the architect's
concept a buildable solution
Design and construction
of the network

Upgrading existing road
infrastructure
Building 11 new bus
stations


Completing the land
acquisition
A steel railway
bridge


The highest
arch bridge
in the world
In a seismic zone on
Indian Himalayan terrain


A permanent suspension
lift crane used for the
first time
Two underground
railway tracks



Doubling capacity
for rail traffic
Connecting with
the existing metro
line
City Station
30m below
Old Stockholm
New interchange station
in the heart of London


Part of the largest
infrastructure project
in Europe
Two 35 m deep
ticket halls


Two 260 m long
platform tunnels
Causing congestion, delays, accidents
and a loss of economic efficiency
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Linking different disciplines
Solving conflicting interests
Creating synergies
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Create jobs
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Improve health
Copyright
Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy
Courtesy of
Brookfield Multiplex
Courtesy of
Brookfield Multiplex
Meeting future security
codes and standards


World-class energy
efficiency and
environmental
sustainability
Courtesy of
Silverstein Properties Inc
Copyright
Erling Baasen Eide
Photographer: Mickael Ullén
Photographer: Mickael Ullén
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