Creating Smart and Resilient Cities for the Future
Cities are going to grow and change dramatically in the coming years. At the same time they faces challenges of:
- Climate change
- Population growth, demographic change and migration
- Resource crunches; from food and water to energy
Cities will have to work for their citizens or they will die.
Innovative solutions will be required for cities of the future; from individual components to transformation of complete city systems. With an estimated investment in city infrastructure of more than £25tn over the next 20 years, and an accumulated £200bn in integrated city systems by 2030, this is a large and growing market.
A market looking for innovation.
The world is becoming more urban. In 2008 for the first time in human history more than half the world's population lived in cities and towns and not in the countryside. By 2050 over two-thirds of the global population will be urban, and with a growing population that means an extra 2.5bn people.
The key things cities need to thrive are:
- A strong economy
- Great quality of life
- Sustainable, resilient and adaptable
The scope for new products and services to deliver what cities need is enormous.
Miller-Klein Associates can help you to explore these markets, prospect for opportunities and target the most exciting.